Saturday, November 20, 2010

Heaven's Ark

I have always been fascinated with events in the Bible that have deeper meaning. The Pesach meal was a foreshadowing of Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross. I believe Abba has written the bible this way for a reason. I started to think about Noah’s Ark and what kind of foreshadowing that event will have. Then several months later, I started noticing different things and Abba talking to me about them. He was showing me that Heaven right now is like Noah’s Ark and believers and animals are being stored there until the start of the first resurrection. “What the heck?” I thought “How can that be?” Then He showed me the wolf with the lamb in Isaiah 11. They will be eating straw like an ox. He took me back to the beginning and started to show me things thru the bible. The foreshadowing of Noah’s Ark was just a small part in what’s going to happen. The earth will be in its third phase. We are in the second phase now. The best way I can explain what the phases are, is to call them by this, the first phase was “The fall”, the second phase is “The atonement” and the third phase is “The restoration”.
   In the first phase, God made a covenant with mankind. They were to populate the earth, have dominion over the animals, and only eat vegetation. (Gen 1:28-30) Everything was theirs to have, accept for the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good & evil. In Gen 3, Eve stole some fruit from the forbidden tree and ate it. She then gave some to Adam. Both of their nefeshs became corrupted and spiritually dead. They now know good and evil. They broke the covenant with their Creator bringing the severe and inescapable curses. Now Abba makes another covenant but this time, because of their disobedience, the earth and mankind is now cursed, death has entered. Sin will have it's rule. We will struggle to survive because death is now possible. The earth cannot produce food like before; they will need to work the ground for it. There now will be strife in the marriage because the woman will desire to be above man and she will also have pain with her cycles. In all this sorrow, Abba promises a seed from a woman that will restore the earth and rescue them. The earth begins to populate but also people’s nefesh was becoming more and more evil. Eventually all of mankind; their thoughts, actions, and deeds were continually evil. Abba was sorry he created man but He had a relationship with Noah. In Gen 6:9, says “Noah walked with God” Noah found favor with Abba and He was ready to bless him. The ancient world was highly advanced. Artifacts are being found around the earth showing a highly advanced civilization. In Luke 17:26, Yeshua says “And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man” In 2 Peter 2:5 “And spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly” People then were not ignorant they knew who Abba was and chose not to follow him. I wonder how many people died during that time period that walked with God and if those are the ones Yeshua talked to when he went into the heart of the earth. (Matt12:40)There was a great gulf between Sheol and Paradise. True believers went to Paradise before Yeshua died on the cross. They needed God’s spirit in them to be in His presence in Heaven.
   In the second phase, God makes another covenant. None of His covenants can wipe out another covenant or be taken back, changed, or stopped. They are eternal and a continuation of the previous covenant. This next covenant was also for all mankind. In the terms of this covenant, Noah and his family is to repopulate the earth. After the fall, mankind lost authority over the earth. Satan now has authority over all the kingdoms of the earth only and will offer it to the antichrist, his seed, who will accept it (Rev. 13v4). Mankind still has authority over animal kingdom and his diet now includes animals. Abba also separated the animals as clean and unclean to eat. No killing of mankind or eating of blood, because there is life in the blood. If a person was killed, the murderer was to be killed. Abba also promised not to flood the earth again (Gen. 9v13) giving us a rainbow as a sign of the everlasting covenant. After the flood, the earth was no longer the same. The land and its atmosphere are different. The animal kingdom is now only what was on the ark, the plant species is not in the same abundance as before, and the greatest change is man’s ability to think. The DNA in a human is now corrupted, death has entered. This is very important. Abba uses this to dramatically slow the growth of knowledge in humans. At the tower of Babel, He furthered slowed man’s communication making it harder to grow in knowledge. Why would Abba do that? For people to be born to have a choice, either now or in the earth’s 3rd phase. He knows how many people will choose Him and is giving them every opportunity, including to be born. After this Abba will make several more covenants but only with the house of Israel. He focuses in on one group and reveals himself to them. Abba uses Israel to show us who He is. Out of the 12 tribes, one tribe “The Levites” was chosen to take care of the holy things of God. Israel was also chosen by Abba to take care of the holy things of God for all mankind. This doesn’t mean Israel is better than the Gentiles, it just means they have a lot more responsibility, incredibility more “To whom much is given, much will be required.” (Luke 12:48) Yeshua came and fulfilled the covenant by becoming the sacrificial lamb making a final atonement for all of creation thru the house of Israel. All who accept Him will receive the Ruach HaKodesh. (Ephesians1:13) The people of God are now equipped to be a blessing and help His creation to be over comers; to do battle against the spiritual kingdoms, rulers of darkness, stopping them in their tracks. (Matt.10:1) Satan will use spiritual counterfeits and deceptions to draw away God’s creation from knowing the truth. (Rev.16:14) All authority over the earth is the Lord’s but satan is still is the prince over the kingdoms. (Ephesians6:12) Yeshua says “As in the days of Noah so shall the coming of the Son of man be.” There was great technology at that time with demonic activity. Our brain was operating in full capacity before the flood. Now there are experiments today where chips are placed in the brain to help with function and deficiencies. The technology is changing the way of life on how we function. Today, people are more and more involved with the occult. There is manipulation in the spiritual realm from raping women to being involved with demons, manipulating the mind, and going into the spirit realm to hurt people. The nefesh is becoming continually corrupt. We are becoming more and more like Noah’s time very quickly. Before the final phase begins, I believe the true believers will be taken out before the judgment begins.(Rev. 3:10) Just like when Noah and his family when into the ark. The tribulation period will come. Abba will destroy all those who still will not repent and call upon His name. (Rev.9:20-21, 16:9,11) The earth will be judged and destroyed by fire. Satan and the fallen angels will be bound for 1000 years. (Rev.20:2)
   In the third and final phase, the earth is restored and back to the pre-flood conditions but not to when they were in the Garden of Eden. The restoration will first start with believers from the tribulation period and the believers who already are in Heaven; with new resurrected bodies. The second death will have no power and then we will be at the great white throne ready for the new earth. “Blessed is he who takes part in the first resurrection.” (Revelation 20:6) I believe that the mentally ill, babies and anyone that could not choose before will live on earth and have that chance during the 1000 year reign; to be able to go before the Great White Throne. All knowledge is also restored. No more debating about Yeshua. Either you obey Him or not. When the children are born during this time, they will need to choose. The sin nature will still be active and death is still possible for those who are born during this time. The animals will be restored and they will be vegetarian. Children will be able to play with them without fear. Mankind will probably be vegetarian also. Jerusalem is now the religious and political center where Yeshua rules as king and all the kingdoms come and worship Him. The 12 tribes will be reinstated and the 144,000 thousand will take their rightful place in the kingdom.(Isaiah11:10) The governments or kingdoms will be first established by the Sons of God (kings and priests) Then after the 1000 years are finished, satan will be loosed and people will gather with him against God. They are defeated and satan is thrown in the lake of fire. Heaven and earth are gone. The Great white throne judges all of mankind. Paul says in Romans 14:12 ”So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” Revelation 20:15 “And if any was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.”
A new heaven and earth are created. The new Jerusalem will come down from Heaven. We will live forever and death is impossible. No more sin and we will be like the angles in heaven. The new earth will be just like the Garden of Eden. In Luke 20: 34-36, there is no more giving to marriage or having kids. This is the second age, the age to come. (Matt. 12:32)
Rev 21:1-7 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. "And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new "And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." Then He said to me, "It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. ”He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son."

"My Cat Chance"

This is just like my cat Chance. Instead of flies, it's moths and he eats them.

"What is yours is mine and mine's me own" Me cleaning my room with Chance's help.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My favorite book

"When God Whispers Your Name"
By Max Lucado

excerpt; Chapter 11

IT’S QUIET. It’s early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep. The day is coming.
In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of solitude will be replaced by the pounding pace of the human race. The refuge of the early morning will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met.
For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day’s demands. It is now that I must make a choice. Because of Calvary, I’m free to choose. And so I choose.
I choose love . . .
No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.
I choose joy . . .
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical . . . the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
I choose peace . . .
I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.
I choose patience . . .
I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.
I choose kindness . . .
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
I choose goodness . . .
I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.
I choose faithfulness . . .
Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.
I choose gentleness . . .
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
I choose self-control . . .
I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Songs of the Heart"

Growing up in the 70's, my mom always had the Christian radio stations on and the songs always fill me with happiness. Now that digital age has come it is a lot easier to find these old songs. These old songs take me back and refocus me to Him. They are like a stained glass picture of who I am in Him and day by day I am becoming more complete. The shards of glass once broken now coming together making a new picture.

"Spirit Song"

O let the Son of God enfold You
With His Spirit and His love
Let Him fill your heart and satisfy your soul
O let Him have those things that hold You
And His Spirit like a dove
Will descend upon your life
And make you whole

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill Your Lambs
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill Your Lambs

O come and sing this song with gladness
As your hearts are filled with joy
Lift your hands in sweet surrender
To His name
O give Him all your tears and sadness
Give Him all your years of pain
And you'll enter into life
In Jesus' name