How God Looks Like…In A Closer Look: The Mystery of God
Do we know how God is in Heaven? I never knew indeed; afterwards, the Holy Spirit had spoken to me to write about how God is in Heaven.
We have never seen God at any time but in this post, we will be seeing God, in a closer look.
And for me, I was shocked about how the Lord, had spoken about the Father, with the Tabernacle.
It was sooo amazing!
(A foreshadow of His Image and Likeness in the Days of Old)
God, who exists beyond the Nothingness beyond the Universe, has shown us that He is the tabernacle which Moses built in the wilderness.
As I stated in one of my posts ‘(Who Owns the Tabernacle? How God revealed who He is in the tabernacle),’ when God had told the children of Israel to settle around His tabernacle, incredibly, the design formed a Man (a 3-dimensional image or tabernacle) hanging in the middle of a cross on a desert (see picture below).
The 12 tribes around the Tabernacle
An Emblem of God for Us upon the Cross
It was a foreshadow of a Man (that is a Tabernacle) in the middle of the cross, being hanged there.
And so as the generations had come to pass, God who had hidden Himself in Jesus Christ died on a cross on our behalf, while also being hanged outside the camp, that is, a wilderness, to fulfill His prophetic imagery He wrought with the Jews.
Thus, not being realized by the Jews, the tabernacle was and is the image and likeness of God the Father, who had also brought the Tabernacle from Heaven, and had also spoken to Moses, about it.
They are to make a sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them.
Exo. 25:8 CSB
For even if it was Christ who was crucified on the cross, God had told us that, His only begotten Son is the express image of His glory (being His tabernacle). Therefore, His Son has His image and likeness, being the tabernacle.
And it was also God who said to His Son, and to His Holy Spirit, who is also the image of His Personality, the very same Spirit who was hovering over the waters of the earth in the beginning, that ‘let US create Man in our Image, according to Our Likeness.’
Gen. 1:26 says;
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle…
As well, He also said here, that;
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything…
Heb. 1:3 NLT.
Therefore, we have to understand that, the tabernacle was made to reflect God’s image and likeness, who now lives in Heaven as above.
But what do we mean by saying God’s ‘Image and Likeness?’ In modern language, it is what one may call the (true) Personality’ or’(true) Nature’’ of God, or ‘what you will find inside of God.’
Now, according to the Spirit, in order for us to know or understand the true nature of God, then we also have to understand how the Tabernacle looked like, and the things that were used to form all the parts of it.
When we have come to understand how the tabernacle was designed and constructed, then we can know how God is, by ‘Image and likeness’, or in short how His Glory, Personality or Nature is, in a closer look.
Let’s see how the Tabernacle was designed.
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES
Note: (if you have read in any of our posts about the details of the Tabernacle (the Lord’s Model) and you understand it very well, then you don’t need to read it here again.
Just scroll down to the next subtitle after this subheading to continue with the post, or else you can still consider revising, by reading the description of the tabernacle here again).
When explaining the details of the tabernacle, The Lord’s Spirit helped me to realize that the tabernacle had 3 courts, thus was 3 dimensional. The tabernacle had an Outer Courtyard, The Inner Court and a Most Holy Place.
The Outer Courtyard
This was the largest court of the Lord’s tabernacle.
Inside Outer Court: Indicated By Arrow
Before a person will enter the Outer Courtyard, there was a Gate in front which one must pass through before getting into the large outer courtyard.
Outer Court Gate
Moreover, the whole courtyard was covered with white linen cloth, fastened to several poles and pegs. In the compound of the Outer Courtyard were two vessels. The first one after the Tabernacle Gate was the Brazen Altar of Burnt Sacrifice.
Altar of Burnt Sacrifice
It was a brass metallic rectangular box with wire mesh inside it. Under the mesh were coals of fire. At the four corners of this Altar were four extensions called Horns.
It was on this Brazen Altar of Burnt Sacrifice that sacrifices like lambs, bullocks and grains of cereals were burnt. Also, the blood of sacrifices was also poured upon it and also in a brazen pan by its side.
The second vessel, right after the Brazen Altar of Sacrifice was the Brazen Laver. The Brazen Laver was a large brazen bowl filled with water to its brim.
Brazen Laver of Water
The priests of the court often washed their hands in this brass pan before entering into the Temple to render services to the Lord God.
The Inner Court of the Tabernacle
But the first room of the Temple was called the Inner Court or Holy Place. This Inner Court too has a Door in front, which enclosed it. So then, before one enters this room, he had to pass through the Door to get into it.
Inner Court Door
Inside Inner Court
Now, inside the Inner Court we can see a Gold Plated Table on the right side. This table was called The Table of Showbread and on it were 12 flat loaves of bread.
Table of Showbread on the right: Six flat loaves on each side of this Table.
These 6 loaves on each side totaled up to 12. On the left side of the Table of Showbread was what was called The Golden Menorah.According to description, the Golden Menorah was also a vessel of Six (6) golden lamp stands, with seven (7) candle sticks upon it.
And the 7 candlesticks were lit frequently with coals of fire to provide light for the entire room of the Inner Court, often called the Holy Place as well.
Candlesticks lit by a Priest
As fuel for the candlesticks, the priests used Olive Oil. Then again, the Golden Menorah also had engravings of flowers and fruit buds on the stems of each of these 7 candlesticks.
The Altar Of Incense
At the far end of the Inner Court, close to the veil shielding the Most Holy Place was The Golden Altar of Incense.
Incense Table: By The Veil Of The Most Holy Place
On this piece of gold plated furniture, incense was burnt. When the incense was burnt, the incense smoke or gas filled the whole Inner Court.
Incense Being Burnt By Priest
But there were certain ingredients that were used for the incenses. These included Gum, Resin, Onycha, and Galbanum.
Now, this floor space in between the Golden Menorah vessel and these other two sets of furniture of the Holy Place was called the Threshing Floor.
Then as one looks into the Holy Place, one can see that the veil shielding the entrance of the Most Holy Place had artistic designs of Cherubs.
Cherubs On Veil: Designs Of Eyes Close By
Around these cherubs, you see other designs as well. These designs around the cherubs reflect the eyes on the bodies of cherubs. Cherubs, on the other hand, are celestial beings who have eyes all over them. They live with God in the world we can’t see.
There were also colourful Curtains on the left and of the right hand side walls of the Holy Place: and even in the second and last room called the Most Holy Place are also curtains. But, according to the measurements, the length of this Holy Place was 20 cubits, with breadth too being 20 cubits.
The Most Holy Place
Finally, the last room of this Temple was the Most Holy Place. Though this room was the smallest and last room, it was the most important place of the tabernacle.
This was because when Moses had finished constructing the entire tabernacle, it was reported that the people saw God heading down from the skies as fire, and without any particular form, into the Most Holy Place.
Ark of Covenant visited by God’s Glory of Fire
Anytime He went into the Most Holy Place in the appearance of fire He sat upon The Golden Ark of Covenant. There was no light in the Most Holy Place, but His nature being light and fire produced light for the Most Holy Place.
On the gold plated Ark of Covenant Box, were also gold images of cherubs, each one on the side, with their glorious wings spread out to cover God’s face.
God as Light over the Ark of Covenant: face covered by designed wings of the Cherubs
The Items inside God’s Ark of the Covenant: Yet inside the Ark or the Chest Box on which this fire celestial being sat were other items, which Moses was commanded to set in there.
These included the 2 Tablets of Stone on which the popular 10 commandments were written, the Golden Pot of manna (The bread God gave to the children of Israel), the book of the Law, and Aaron’s rod (a rod with shoots of fresh green leaves.
Ark of the Covenant with Vessels inside
Once a year, the High Priest went into this sacred room, called the Most Holy Place to offer sacrifices. He also burnt incense to fill the Most Holy Place: he never went in there when God arrived there.
By measurement, this Most Holy Place had its length to be 10 cubits, and a breadth too to be 10 cubits. Lastly, while the large Outer Courtyard had no covering, the Temple of two rooms, of an Inner Court and a Most Holy Place had roofing made with Badger Skins.
UNDERSTANDING THE WHOLE BEING OF GOD WITH THE MOSAIC TABERNACLE
Now, according to the Holy Spirit, in order for us to know how God is, in personality we have to interpret both the symbolic and literal meanings of the parts of Tabernacle we just found, then we can come to know how God really is, both in and out, and what He stands for, even as He is in Heaven.
So according to God’s leading, I went through the tabernacle again, and interpreted it to understand the true nature of God’s Personality, and what shocking revelations I found!
Below were the things I found, when I interpreted the Tabernacle and its parts, beginning with the entire Tabernacle, with its 3 main courts:
The Entire Personality of God:
The Tabernacle and its 3 Courts: First and foremost, the entire tabernacle represents the whole being of God (the Father), who is the Highest of all, upon the Heavenly throne. This means that the 3 divisions of the Tabernacle or the 3 courts of the Tabernacle reveal, that God as a Power, and a Person, actually has three parts to His being.
Therefore, like us men, He has a BODY, A SOUL and a SPIRIT too. Well, no wonder that He said that He designed us according to His image and according to His likeness. Thus, the Outer Court of the Tabernacle represented God’s body, while the Inner Court was to represent God’s Soul, with the Most Holy Place representing HIs Spirit or His Heart. Hence, God is a Man like us.
… God said, “Let Us make MAN in Our image, according to Our likeness;
Gen 1:26 NASB.
In addition, when Ezekiel the prophet said He saw God Almighty upon His throne in a prophetic vision, after God had opened His eyes, He said He saw Him as a MAN upon the throne. (He was not as a pillar of fire without form).
On July 31of my thirtieth year, while I was with the Judean exiles beside the Kebar River in Babylon, THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED AND I SAW VISIONS OF GOD.
This happened during the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity. (The Lord gave this message to Ezekiel son of Buzi, a priest, beside the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians, and he felt the hand of the Lord take hold of him.)…
There was fire inside the cloud, and in the middle of the fire glowed something like gleaming amber (fire).
From the center of the cloud came four living beings that looked human, except that each had four faces and four wings (the cherubs in God’s Temple). Their legs were straight, and their feet had hooves like those of a calf and shone like burnished bronze….
Above this surface was something that looked LIKE A THRONE (God’s Universal Throne) made of blue lapis lazuli. And on this throne high above was A FIGURE whose appearance resembled A MAN (that is, GOD).
From what appeared to be his waist up, HE looked like gleaming amber, flickering like a fire and from his waist down, he looked like a burning flame, shining with splendor. All around him was a glowing halo…
Ezekiel 1; 2;4;5;26;27; KJV
As you can see, Ezekiel saw a Man upon the throne. So, it is very true that God is a Man like us. Hence, that was why we were told:
Then God said, “Let Us make man (humans) in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Gen. 1:26 NIV
If man (male and female) was made in God’s image, then God Himself is a Man (the model or mould, He looked on, to create us).
However, the tabernacle now gives us a closer view into God’s Image, which is God’s body, Soul and Spirit; then His likeness too.This is because, God had used the tabernacle to teach us His image or glory. Thus, being a three-dimensional being too, the 3 parts of His being (that is, His body, Soul and Spirit), were being also represented with the 3 separated-court tabernacle; together with the vessels, furniture sets and other items, which were part of each of these 3 courts.
Now, before we can have a closer look into the Father’s Personality or Tabernacle, the Holy Spirit said to me that it is first of all important, for us to actually understand what the Bible means, when it says a ‘MAN’ or something is called ‘A MAN.’
According to the Lord, when we say God is a Man, or something is said to be ‘A Man’, we do not mean ‘a male’, as a class which is different from a female, as gender is concerned.
However, in higher spiritual language or esoteric language, the word or title ‘MAN,’ means ‘’A Three Dimensional Being, Entity or Thing;’’hence, a man does not mean, a male, like a figure different from a female, as we usually say here on earth. Hence, in that case, a woman is also a Man, for she is also a three dimensional figure.
She is a three-dimensional being, given an assignment by God to fulfill. But how is she three dimensional? She has a body, a soul and a spirit, as well as God, and also like her male counterpart.
For this reason, she also has the name ‘Man’, at the end of her calling; that is why we call her a ‘Wo-MAN. She is a MAN, that is, a three dimensional being, with a WOMB, who had come from God her father, called to be productive like Him! Her womb for that matter, has been shortened for ‘Wo-’
Females have all the types of organs men do have, though they may vary in ways or forms; yet the only different organ which women have which males do not have, is the ‘Womb,’ and of course, it is for carrying children (while her children by nature, are also three dimensional in being, like God).
Hence, God also created a ‘Wo-MAN’ in His image and likeness, in the day He created males and females. It means that we are all from the Father. We are actually men, that is, three dimensional beings, but the differences in us are male and female characteristics. Hence, Male and Female are diverse characteristics of the Manly nature.
Well, do not the women also have bodies, souls and spirits like God? Yes, they do! And so she is a three-dimensional being; she is the Man with a Womb. This is actually what she stands for which Adam named right.
Thus, she was created to be in the Glory of God, to have an equal personality as God her father, and like us, their partners. Anything beyond here is not from God, but from the devil.
God created MAN in his own image. IN GOD’S IMAGE he created him; male and FEMALE he created them.
Gen 1:52 NHEB
Thus, anything which is 3-dimensional is a ‘MAN,’ but they may have different characteristics on them.
Now, we can also understand why God had foreshadowed His Glory of a three dimensional being or deity, with the construction or model of a 3-dimensional Tabernacle, which He asked Moses to build in the wilderness. For this reason, the Bible emphatically recorded God’s warning to Moses concerning the tabernacle;
This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tent (the tabernacle): “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.”
Heb. 8:5 ISV
God, for that matter, has personally allowed the properties or characteristics of His Soul, Body and Spirit to be portrayed in a 3-court tabernacle construction according to His ordinances. Hence, the tabernacle reveals the Glory or the Personality of God, who is a Man (a three dimensional being) as Ezekiel saw, and we saw earlier.
For a very long time, I never understood what it meant when Jesus said He was the SON of MAN. This was a phrase He had used many times to define Himself, showing the source from which He came from-The Man who is the owner and designer of the universe.
As well, the Holy Spirit explained, that He was actually saying, that He was the Son or the offspring of a Three-Dimensional Being, being God the Father. In other words, Jesus, like us, also had the glory of Man too. After all, Jesus was seen with a body, a soul and a spirit as God too. didn’t the Gentiles or the world see? If God is a Man, then He can reproduce a Son, just as we and send Him here, just so that He can deliver us, from our sins.
Jesus said, “I Am. And you will see THE SON OF MAN (of a three dimensional being) seated in the place of Power…
Mark 14:62 NLT
He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of (God’s) His nature, and upholds all things…
Of course, Jesus is not saying we are also not God’s children. Think about it-indeed, if we were not God’s children,would He need to die for us? Would it also be important for Him to receive pains and blows, when they are not necessary? Hence, for our sake He came.
Like sheep gone astray, we have lost our glory (God’s Glory which were in us). Humans became the Creator’s Sons and Daughters who had gone astray. Why would God lie, if He indeed He created the Universe in pure truth? Unless, we deem not to trust Him or take Him seriously.
We know that God hates Sin, which is a power of psychical madness and error. He has been calling for a total human redemption, so the world would be purged and be cleaned from its evil and all ungodliness. It may sound strange, but God would still want to see that all the items He gave us as a world do remain in the same perfect glory He did give us. This is why He had set up the Day of Accountability, for the rich or the poor, and for whoever should step on the earth.
Apart from Jesus, the Holy Spirit who is the 2nd Person of the Trinity, is also a Man; therefore, we indeed call Him a ‘Person.’ Certainly, we know that the ‘Us’ God talked about in Genesis 1: 53 also included the Holy Spirit who was with God the Father from the beginning.
They are all men; and they are also Gods and they are Power-Beings.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy (Spirit) Ghost: and these three are one.
1 John 5:7 AKJV
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Gen. 1:1-1-2 NLT
Then God said, “Let US make man in our image, according to our likeness.
Gen. 1:53 HSCB
Since, everything that comes out of God is God, the Holy Spirit is likewise God, having God’s tabernacle or Manly-Energy features.
The Glory of ‘Man’ has been used for all of the Father’s Creations
Indeed, they created ‘us,’ with the same three Dimensional Design. That is why we can use the three dimensional design of the same tabernacle given by Moses to explain our full glory in Him which is the same glory or design that even He God uses to explain His Glory or Personality through us. We are one as brothers, and one with the Father, with His Holy Spirit and with His Son.
Apart from the Holy Spirit and Jesus, we are to also take note that all creations were created by God in both His Image and Likeness which the a glory of Man. Hence, all creations will carry the design and likeness of Man, as well as the Tabernacle which was given by God to explain the details of ‘Man’. God did this so that the whole Heaven and Earth would be filled with His glory. (This, He already did before we were created: ‘This is the Mystery of Creation’). And so for that matter the Universe is filled with His Glory!
Concerning the Universe, He says;
The HEAVENS (the universe) declare the Glory of God;
Psa. 19:1 KJV
But indeed, as I live, ALL THE EARTH will be filled with the GLORY of the LORD.
Num. 14:21 NAS 1977
It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. 2 Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 They were calling out to each other,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies!
THE WHOLE EARTH IS FILLED WITH HIS GLORY!”
Isaiah 6:1-4 NLT.
In the heavens (Universe) God has pitched a tent (tabernacle) for the sun.
Psalm 19:4 NIV
This of course include the Universe, the Planets, the Animals, and the Plants as well. (You can find out how He did them in many of the posts here, which should bring you in the full knowledge of His Will and into full knowledge of His mystery called, ‘The Mystery of Creation’ which God’s Spirit had equally revealed to me.
You will find on this platform how He designed the Earth, both it’s horizontal and vertical patterns, as well as man and our universe according to His Glory!
Even in heaven too, where God sits, the Bible has shown us that it was also created with the Tabernacle design, which is the glory of ‘Man’.
…And the temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened,
Rev. 15:5 BSB.
Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke
Isa. 6:1-4 NIV
However, though the same tabernacle glory was used to design Heaven’s tabernacle and Heaven as well, it first specially gives knowledge of the Father’s image or glory through which we had all became living tabernacles of, so that the saying would be true that as God is in His Temple, so we are on earth.
We are so much loved by Him and this is why He sent His only begotten Son to die for us.
Well, unfortunately, the first human parent Adam, whom God had created through His tabernacle glory got us denatured, after he had partaken of a forbidden fruit and so we indeed lost the knowledge of our glory, which was in Him in the early hours of the earth’s beginning.
But now God has provided a detailed and correct knowledge of Himself to us all who are upon all the surface of the earth, from now and forever through the same ‘picture’ of the pitched tabernacle. Therefore, the tabernacle was brought by God as a symbolic reference to His image and glory, so we know we have a detailed account of God’s glory even though He is in Heaven, today!
Therefore, having knowledge of the symbolic interpretations of the tabernacle and its parts it would be quite easy for you to know how the Father’s Body, Soul and Spirit or His Heart looks like- the awesome glory which we have all become a partaker of. Therefore, for us to know God’s glory, we have to use this His tabernacle which He had given to us.
Beginning with the Outer Court, let’s zoom in to see a narrow view of God’s Glory which talks about His Personality or Glory!
The Outer Court (God The Father’s Body)
The Outer Court, as we saw earlier on represented God the Father’s body, while the vessels, its furniture sets and the other items represented elements found in the Father’s Body. We also saw that the Court was made with a white linen clothe fastened to several poles and pegs with two main vessels located in the yard; and the two vessels were;
- The Brazen Altar of Sacrifice
- The Brazen Laver filled withWater
Outer Court Vessels and the furniture
So, in order to understand what one would find in the Outer Court or God’s body one would have to understand the symbolic interpretations of these Outer Court vessels, furniture sets and items which were placed in the Outer Court-beginning with the White Linen Court Hangings.
The White Linen Court Hangings: So, initially, we saw that there were some white linen court hangings around the Temple, which were made of white linen clothe and were fastened to many poles and pegs!
Now, in symbology, the colour white of the Clothe referred to Righteousness. It as well represents Victory. Hence, it reveals that God is righteous and He’s Holy by nature.
Now, this was to represent the Heavenly Father’s white-shining robe which He wears over great His glory or body.
God’s Robe-A White Linen Court Hanging
Prophet Isaiah prophetically noted;
It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the TRAIN OF HIS ROBE filled the Temple.
Isa. 6:1-3 NIV
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment (His light-radiating garment);
Psalm 104:2 NIV
In other words, light reflects from His Glory and from His garment as well.
Beside all that, once I had a revelation with God, I also saw Him wearing a white linen robe.
The Brazen Altar of Sacrifice in the Outer Court:
Horns of the Brazen Altar of Sacrifice: We had noticed that, the Brazen Laver of Sacrifice which was in the Outer Court had by its four sides.
The Horns of the Altar mean that, God, by nature is full of supernatural powers and energies because ‘Horn’ in symbology, represents Energy as well as Power. Now, above, we’ve seen that light reflects from His Body- which is His Outer Court; as we go on reading, we will notice that are more energies that reflects from His body as well.
The Fire on the Brazen Altar (Symbolical meaning of Fire on the Brazen Altar): Since God’s body is the Outer Court, the fire on the Brazen Altar of Sacrifice was to indicate the FIRE, of God’s body. Fire moves in and around His body, which is, His Outer Court. You should take note, that this was exactly what the prophet Ezekiel saw, concerning God’s body when he saw Him sitting over the living cherubs in that vision!
The Outer Court of God’s Body
God’s bodily or Outer Court Fires represented by Outer Court Fires
Now, first, Ezekiel said He saw a Man; secondly fire or amber all around Him (the Man’s body), which was God’s Outer Court. Revisiting the scripture Ezekiel said:
There was fire inside the cloud, and in the middle of the fire glowed something like gleaming amber (fire). From the center of the cloud came four living beings that looked human, except that each had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight, and their feet had hooves like those of a calf and shone like burnished bronze.
As I looked at these beings, I saw four wheels touching the ground beside them, one wheel belonging to each…
Above this surface was something that looked LIKE A THRONE (God the Father’s Universal Throne) made of blue lapis lazuli.
And on this throne high above was a figure whose appearance resembled A MAN (This is the Father; the Father of all Mankind, both those dead and are gone, and are yet to be).
From what appeared to be his waist up, he looked like gleaming amber, FLICKERING LIKE A FIRE. AND FROM HIS WAIST DOWN, HE LOOKED LIKE A BURNING FLAME, SHINING WITH SPLENDOR. All around him was a glowing halo (light of God’s robe)…
Ezekiel 1:26 NLT
Thus, not only did Ezekiel said He saw a Man (which means a three dimensional being), but a man with light and fire around Him, being indicated by the fire of light which were produced in the Outer Court, according to His own specific instructions!
And so by physical appearance, God is literally a fire Being!
He is like our Sun, like an engulfing fire which burns forever; and for His sake we are not consumed.
Not only is He fire, but He is also the fire of our Love. For we know that God hates sin; has He not quenched our thirst with the fire of His burning love?
Moreover, we also have an advocate with God the Father, Jesus Christ, who is also the express image of Father’s glory, who makes intercessions for the saints, as well as His Holy Spirit who constantly prays for us all! He the Father, is really the unchangeable One.
Now, when Moses said He saw God in his first encounter, Moses had testified that he saw God as fire over the bush. Together, both Apostle Paul and Moses had confirmed that God by appearance was nothing but a Consuming Fire!
For “our God is an all-consuming fire”
Deut. 4:24, Heb. 12:29 NIV
Therefore, by what the fire in the Outer Court reveals, as to what you will notice in God’s Outer Court or Body, Ezekiel was right for saying that God’s body, which is His Outer Court burns with fire and it emits flickering light! No wonder these prophet’s Prophecies were true, and so they were termed Major Prophets.
Indeed, their prophecies were always accurate!
I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if FULL OF FIRE, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant LIGHT SURROUNDED HIM. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day
Ezekiel 1:25 NIV
…Alone having immortality, dwelling in UNAPPROACHABLE LIGHT, whom no one of men has seen nor is able to see, to whom be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
1 Tim. 6:16 BLB
Now, this is also the same fires of the Father that the Holy Spirit brings upon us, to baptize us with, apart from His Word and Anointing He brings from Him.
These were the same fires He brought to the Apostles on that Pentecost day. This Holy Spirit who hails from the Father’s bosom comes from God with His burning fires. Therefore, this has been the reason why we’ve known the Holy Spirit as ‘The Holy Ghost Fire.’
The Huge Cloud of Smoke produced by The Brazen Altar’s Fire:
Secondly, we saw that in the Outer Court, there was huge smoke production from the Brazen Altar of Sacrifice anytime the priests burnt wood on that Altar. The smoke produced by the fire was to indicate that God’s Holy Body, produced smoke as well!
According to the Bible, often, God strikes in response to a holy sacrifice (such as a holy worship or holy praise), when His mighty angels and cherubs truthfully worship Him; He also does this when we too worship Him from deep our hearts, in sincerity. Indeed, this was what Isaiah also wrote on when He saw the Father’s glory.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and His robe[a] filled the temple. 2 Seraphim[b] were standing above Him; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another:
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts;
His glory fills the whole earth.
The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, AND THE TEMPLE WAS FILLED WITH SMOKE.
Isaiah 6: 1-4 CSB.
And so, based on what the Spirit reveals, Isaiah saw right, that the Glory of the Father fills His Temple with huge smoke production. As fire, He would definitely have smoke from His body because fire always have smoke. Note: Apart from these burning fires, Israel sometimes saw God’s glory as Great Smoke over the mountains. In actual fact, there were many instances when the Lord had come to Israel in the Clouds of His Glory.
“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of
cloud to lead them along the way…”
“And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the
people of Israel, they looked to the wilderness, and
behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.”
“And the LORD said to Moses, “Lo, I am coming to you in
a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak
with you, and may also believe you for ever.””
“And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him
there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.”
Thus, apart from the appearance of fire, and light, God has smoke around Him.
The meaning of ‘Sacrifice’-(Altar of Sacrifice) regarding God’s body: This vessel was to indicate that God also disciplines His body to keep it under control, because the word ‘sacrifice’ here has every word to mean discipline.
In other words, God’s willingness to live in Holiness or Righteousness is from a conscious or deliberate effort; it’s really, not always involuntary, but born from a deliberate consciousness.
After all, He knew what sin could do before Time. Besides all that, it was an indication to show that He was an ‘offering’ or ‘a sacrifice,’ who offered Himself for sins, through Jesus Christ. He was also reconciling the world through this Man. Thus, the Bible stated:
…God WAS IN CHRIST making peace between the world and Himself, not putting their sins to their account, and having given to us the preaching of this news of peace
2 Cor 5:19.
Of a truth, this is love, that God the Father was also in Christ, offering His blood to cleanse the sins which are upon our lives, and which were upon our souls.
The Brazen Laver Vessel, full of Water to its brim:
Apart from the White Linen Court Hangings and the Brazen Altar of Sacrifice, which were in the Outer Court, representing God’s body, there was also a Brazen Laver, which was a Round Brass Bowl filled with water.
Brazen Laver (1)
(Brazen Laver filled with Water)
Now, Water, in every place, is used to represent Life; hence, the water in the Brazen Laver was an indication that life, is in God the Father’s body; or it was to mean that there are Life energies in God’s body. This is why He is a living God.
Hence, apart from being an energy of Light, He is also an Energy of Life. He emits both Light and Life Energies from His body, which is His Outer Court. Thus, His body is both full of Light and Life energies. This was why Jesus said that the energies He would give to us, which He had also received from the Father, is a ‘Light and Life’ type of Life.
In John 8:12, the Bible said:
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said…Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the LIGHT OF LIFE.”
Of course; He said it because He got His empowered Life energies from the Father’s Life, as well!
Now, do you notice that, in quality, God is like our Sun? Yes, because, The Sun like God, has energies of life, light, and fire.
Hence, God had created the Sun to revere His glory in everywhere of the universe-in His image and in God’s Likeness. Therefore the Lord God often uses the Sun to speak of His Glory! In Mal. 2:4:2, God the Father said:
…for you who fear my name, The Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
Mal. 2;4:2 ESV.
Sun(s) of Righteousness with Healing in their Wings
Hence, as the Lord Shines as Light of Life in the center of the Heavenly Tabernacle, so our Sun also shines as a Light of Life in the center of its Heavenly Tabernacle in a material heavens.
GOD’S SOUL-THE INNER COURT
Moreover, according to the Spirit, the Inner Court is the part of the Court which represents God the Father’s Soul-while the vessels, furniture sets and other items in the Inner Court represent certain fundamental psychical qualities in His Soul!
Below, we will find the symbolic and literal meanings of these vessels, furniture sets and other items of the Inner Court, in order to know what one would find in the Father’s Soul!
God’s Soul-His Will, Thoughts, Imaginations, Emotions, which leads to His Actions
The Table of Showbread: We saw this as a Table which was Golden, and was on the right side of the Inner Court. It was on this Table that the Priests set 12 loaves of bread.
The Number 12 (It was the number of the loaves):
First, the number 12 (the 12 loaves) here in Numerology symbolizes the following: kingdom, sectors, systems, lands, governments, control, administration, organs and satisfaction.
God had therefore used the number 12 to indicate the kingdoms, (the sectors, desires or aspects of His Soul), which by nature are just like ours.
Now, these areas of life bother around education, relationship, security, health, food, shelter etc. For instance, we know that God has a relationship with us; and that has to do with the relationship aspect of His Soul/Life. He also has a Home in Heaven, and that has to with the shelter He has created for Himself to live in, in a glorious Heaven above. There is quality water and food (basic needs) as well in heaven as the Bible says. As for gold, He sits upon it because He’s the King of all the kings; Gold is as well walked by on, because He has used it for the transport routes of His heavenly cities.
However, unlike the world, God has never lacked and will never lack in any area of His Life- since He produced or created all things by Himself. In order words, He is satisfied in Himself (a Self-Sufficient God). Now, this is why the number 12 also means Satisfaction and was ‘placed’ in the Inner Court, the place which represented God’s Soul.
Indeed, God is very wealthy Man (a three dimensional being), and wants to also make us wealthy. For this reason He gave us a whole Heaven and a whole Earth to rule, to consume and dominate.
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
Psa. 50:10 KJB
The heavens are the LORD’s, but the earth He has given to the Sons of Men.
Psa. 115:16 NASB
We are told that the foundations of the wall of the heavenly city have been adorned with precious stones as well:
the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.
Rev. 21:20 BLB
Such has not been shown us in the any city of the world. And I don’t think there ever will. He is rich indeed, loving splendor, but is more rich in His humility and love and keeps Himself under control.
The Lord God is also very healthy as well and He would always want to see us healthy because we are His children, as a Father who thinks well about His children’s well-being!
Christ spoke out what the Father thinks of, and so we will know why He had also come;
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 KJB
If God is really your government, then tell me, how much do you think you can eat? He has said, that ‘the earth belongs to me.’
Look at what He has said in this scripture;
“You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
Joel 2: 26 ESV
7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams of water, springs, and deep water sources, flowing in both valleys and hills; 8 a land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey; 9 a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper. 10 When you eat and are full, you will praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you.
Deut. 8:7-10 NIV
The Bread Symbol:
Now, the Bread on this gold-plated table over here signifies knowledge. We know that as bread is the food for the body, so knowledge is also the food for the Soul. This is to indicate that in the Father’s Soul, you will find, nothing but Knowledge. In fact, it is here you will know Him as the epitome of knowledge.
For the LORD grants wisdom! FROM HIS MOUTH COME KNOWLEDGE…
Prov. 2:6 NLT
Indeed, knowledge cannot come out of His mouth, if the knowledge does not come out from His Soul.
And the Father has all knowledge of all Systems, kingdoms, Governments, organs, kingdoms, lands, which are being represented by the number 12-Actually, He knows everything!
The Golden Menorah (The Six(6) lamp-stands with 7 Candlesticks):
We saw that, The Golden Menorah was the vessel with 7 Candlesticks on 6 Lamp-stands. On the left hand side of the Inner Court Each of the parts of the Golden Menorah has what they symbolized, as far as God’s Inner Court or Soul was concerned.
The 7 Golden-Candlesticks: These Seven-lit golden lamp-stands represented Seven (7) Power and intellectual properties inside God’s Soul. These Power and Intellectual properties in God’s Soul, are God’s Seven Spirits, which actually hail from God’s bosom and also live in God’s Soul. The Book of Revelations spoke of them;
From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning SEVEN TORCHES OF FIRE, which are the SEVEN SPIRITS of God,
Rev. 4:5 ESV.
They are from God. That was what the Bible said to us. They are also 7 manifestations of the Holy Spirit which the Father brings upon a man to enlighten, empower, lead and to guide him. This will therefore enable the man to walk in the will, revelations and path God has set for Him. Infact, there are many many more things they will do in his life.
They were the same 7 spirits God had put on Jesus too from His Soul, before making Him start ministry. While God gave His Spirit by measure to each of His prophets, He gave the Spirit without measure to Jesus, because He is His Son. Isaiah said of Him:
And the Spirit of the LORD (from God) will rest on him (that is, Jesus)…
Isa. 11: 2 NLT
For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.
John 3: 34 AKJV
Then also, Isaiah added, giving the names of all the Seven Spirits the Lord gave him.
…The LORD (the Lord God) will rest on him (Jesus)—the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the Fear of the LORD.
Isa. 11:2 NLT
It was then confirmed in Luke on the day it happened, when God placed His Spirit, which are in Him upon His Son’s Soul.
…And the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love…’’
Thus, because Jesus, was the Son of God’s love (from the desires of His soul), He received the strength of psychical powers from God’s Soul too, to win and dominate all life issues and affairs, and be victorious as the Father. (This is the will of God, when the Holy Spirit which is from God’s Soul are also given to our Souls.
The Number 6-The Six Candlesticks:
We noticed that the menorah did have six (6) lampstands. However, the number 6 in numerology represents ‘Man.’ God was indicating here that His Holy Spirit who also comes from His Soul or from His bosom, through whom He God manifests His Seven Power and Intellectual Spirits, (spiritual capabilities and energies), is not just a presence of His spiritual intellectual and power capabilities, but He’s also ‘Man,’ from His Soul.
Candlesticks being lit by a Priest: Workings capabilities of the Father’s Soul
Though the Father’s Spirit (His Holy Spirit) has been known to change Himself into many ways and forms, He’s a Man. In fact, He’s called a ‘Person,’ by us.
However, the word ‘Man’ here, as we saw earlier on does not mean a male. The word ‘Man,’ as we saw means a three dimensional person or thing. Thus, the Holy Spirit, who is from God’s glory or from His bosom is a Man like us, having the same image as us!
Indeed, God’s Spirit, together with the Father were the ones who created us in the beginning. This is the Spirit the Lord brings upon us from the bosom of His Living Soul. In other words, His Spirit actually lives in God’s Soul, in the same manner as His Word and Power-Knowledge (His Word).
…God said, Let US make man in our image, after our likeness:
If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”
Luke 11:13 NLT
Therefore, the Holy Spirit is God, and has lived in God’s bosom from eternity and will be living in His Soul forever and forever!
The fire and lights from the 7 candlesticks: The fire and light from the 7 candlesticks also indicate that literally there is fire also in God’s Soul too, because by nature He is a Power and a Fire Being. Now, this is the same fire that the Holy Spirit (the 7 manifestations of the Spirit which are indicated by the 7 candlesticks), comes to us with. This fire in God’s soul, which the Holy Ghost/Spirit comes with, indeed, is what we all know as, The Holy Spirit Fires, or the Holy Ghost Fires). He brings them from the Father’s inward fires.
Now, when it comes to the strong illumination from the candle-lights which illuminated the entire inner court, it was there to reflect knowledge (or enlightenment), wisdom and understanding in God’s soul. Of course, God is the epitome of wisdom, understanding, knowledge and all counsel. God, by nature, is the Greatness or the Perfection (represented by the number 7; 7 means Perfection) of all Power and Intellectual giftings or capabilities or properties, because He created them, and distributed them to all of the human race, both those here, dead and gone, or yet about to come.
We also know that He distributed some of the elements of His glory of great and perfect intellectual giftings, as well as powers, to His mighty angels-so they can equally be intelligent beings!
Furthermore, since He is the creator of everything, the sole creator of every soul, as well as the Earth and the universe, God, by nature, and by greatness of His soul is the One called Perfect wisdom, Perfect knowledge, perfect understanding and the perfect counsel. He’s God, knowing all things, yet no one knows all about Him.
He is the value of a perfect life-the substance of His own perfectness. Yet, all these are due to how enlightened He is and this enlightenment is of course, from deep down His soul.
The Oil for the Lamps: (The Anointing Oil):
The Oil was to symbolize the ‘Oil’ in the Father’s Soul. This Oil is what is popularly known as ‘The Anointing Oil’ which is also carried by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit carries this anointing of the Father to anoint our heads-down to our feet. In this Anointing is the Knowledge, Wisdom and Powers of God, for a breakthrough life and ministry!
Hence, when we say a man is anointed by God, it means, an anointing deep down God’s Soul has been brought by the Holy Spirit upon and inserted inside that person. The anointing from God’s Spirit is also rubbed on the man’s soul and it changes the man’s way of thinking, including his will, desires, visions, motives, imaginations to transform and conform it to God’s own, to enable him to live the divine life of the Heavens right here on earth!
It would as well empower and do many other things in the person’s life, be it a woman or a man. Thus, in God is the Anointing, and in fact, He and the Holy Spirit are the Anointing itself who will inspire you and teach you all things. The all things is the Word (being their Son). However, this Anointing from the Father’s Soul, as we know, comes in the Person of the Holy Spirit!
And you, the ANOINTING that you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But just as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things and is true and is no lie, and just as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him.
I John 2:27 BLB
The New Living Translation puts it this way.
But you have received the HOLY SPIRIT, and he lives WITHIN YOU, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know (The Word), and what he teaches is true (Thy Word is Truth)–it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ (The Person of the Word).
I John 2:27
So in order words, the enlightenment and empowerment come from His Seven candlesticks-which represents God’s Seven Spirits: this is because the Oil, when lit with the coals of fire produces the lights (enlightenment) for this whole Inner Court. In other words, the Holy Spirit, as said, is the Lamp or torch of God. They are the Seven eyes through which God sees everything. Hence, this is why we have to cherish the Anointing of the Holy Spirit, especially.
Thus, by the Oil of God’s Seven Spirits you will also become an enlightened creature like God, knowing things than the ordinary man. I think that that is why God has to make us as Temples, so that He can put these ‘divine lampstands’ and important eternal virtues in us, just as them, so we also become their living temples of light. In order words, the anointing which God instructed Moses to do, was a reflection of the anointing in the Father’s Soul, which is the same Anointing which comes from His Spirit, down upon our soul.
Thus, in here is revealed to you, the ministry of the Spirit too. Just as He ministers in the Father and Jesus’ soul so He ministers to us, and through us for the divine lifestyle.
Fruit Buds and Flowers: The Fruit Buds here indicate fruits in God’s soul. Of course, fruits here don’t mean physical fruits, but soulish fruits, or what is called emotions.
Fruits-Diverse Emotions of God’s soul
God has fruits in His Soul; in order words, He has emotions. So just as we feel and think through our soul, likewise, God feels and thinks through His Soul, because He created us in His image and according to His likeness (According to His ways of functioning).
For example, God can be very happy or annoyed, depending upon the circumstance.
He can be angry or happy with you. This can cause Him to relate with you in certain ways. For instance, He will draw away from you if you do not have faith enough to trust Him, since He cannot dwell in areas where there is fear.
The Lord God, the Father of men said;
…The just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back,MY SOUL shall have no pleasure in him.
Heb. 10:38 GSB
We were told that, by faith the elders obtained a good report: so we must do the same.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Indeed, we know that God’s humanly-like emotions include fruits of love, joy, peace, mercifulness, goodness, kindness, gentleness, righteousness, long-suffering, self-control, forgiveness, truthfulness, just, transparency, etc. Yet, amongst all of them, the one cherishes most is LOVE.
But the fruit (emotions) of the (God’s) Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Gal. 5:22-23 NIV.
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:8 NASB
These are the fruits of the Spirit we see in the Bible, that is, the kind of emotions God also lives through His Soul-yes, which are also the same properties brought to us by the Holy Spirit right from God’s Soul down to us. Hence, as God sits upon the throne in Heaven, He’s full of Good emotions. He’s not headstrong.
He’s love. He brings His fruits in us so He will live His Life through us in order that we may not walk in the abnormal passions of our old human nature.
Whoever does not love does not know God…
1 John 4;8 NIV
Hence, God is called Holy and Righteous. Have you always wondered why God would always like to do things right? I never fully understood that, until one day I was told by Him, why He will never Sin. This comes from an understanding He has. First of all, one of the secrets is, if God sins, the world is doomed!
When a Power controls a whole universe, and the Power goes off, what do you think would happen?
Then He gave me another reason, which was more powerful, but won’t be able to reveal it now.
Therefore, the fruits define the sort of person God is, by temperament or by Personality. They indeed define His character and inward motives and lifestyle. Simply, if you are not living by any of those stands, you are not living by God’s fruits (The Father’s fruits). You are living by your ways, which are by your flesh or by the senses of your body.
The Father has never changed. He still from His soul lives righteously. He will not burn His standards for us to be consumed. He loves us. The Bible says that He shall create another world from the same standards of His Holiness and Righteousness for righteous men and women who live in Him to dwell. When we change, we consume and destroy ourselves.
God had given these fruits to us from the beginning, but we had lost them when Adam opened His soul to the negative energies from Satan’s mouth. This had affected Adam’s soul and had further affected the entire human race, which were in Adam. The sin nature had taken great root in Adam’s son, that he killed his own biological brother. Before then, God said to Cain;
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door (your heart); it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
Gen. 4:7 NIV
In order words, in the absence of God’s fruits, bad or negative energies, which are negative fruits, take hold of of the hearts. However, God, who is always merciful, brings back to us, the fruits, first, by the forgiveness of our sins, and through the eternal Holy Ghost. In order words, in other to survive the walk of God’s righteousness on earth, you cannot do it alone; you can’t do without God and His Spirit. It’s just impossible.
9 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: [a]immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, [b]factions, 21 envying,drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit (The Holy Spirit) is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who [c]belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also [d]walk by the Spirit.
Gal. 5:19-25 NASB.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Rom. 8:13 NIV
The Flowers on the Golden Menorah: On the other hand, the flowers of the Golden-sticks reveal that there is glory in His soul. Glory, is the Outshining of the lights of the candlesticks inside of His Soul.
The Threshing Floor (The Father’s Decision Making Point):
The threshing floor was the Space in between the Vessels and furniture sets of the Inner Court. This place also has something to also talk about the Father’s Soul.
However, in real life, a threshing floor was a place where good seeds (+) were separated from bad seeds (-). Therefore, this gives knowledge on the father’s thoughts.
In order words, the Father has the ability to also accept and reject thoughts, or information, in and out of His soul. He also accepts good thoughts, and would thresh out bad thoughts. In other words, this talks about the good decisions God has in His mind. God is indeed a Great Thinker.
All this mean that God is not a robot. He has a Soul. He indeed has feelings; He also has emotions, and He can think as we. He would analyze information (which is the bread on the table), analyze and judge between right (+) and wrong (-) information, and then thresh the bad ones out, like how bad seeds are separated from good seeds.
For example, that should explain why He would see the prayers of sinners as abominable, and the prayers of obedient ones as a pleasant aroma down His Soul.
The Altar of Incense:
Again, another vessel we also saw in the Inner Court, was a Golden Altar of Incense. We’ve known that, the ingredients the priests used for making these incenses were called Spices.
Incense being burnt by Priest
They included Gum Resin, Onycha, and Galbanum. When these 4 ingredients were burnt Incense smoke filled the whole Inner Court.
Now, these spices, however, represent the multi-giftings, ( skills and talents) of God’s Soul.
In the Bible we know, that gifts and talents came to man from God, which was in the day God created the Soul of men. And while natural gifts and talents are given by God, there are also other spiritual gifts. According to the Bible, they included:
the gift of teaching, prophecy, administration gifts, miracles, healings, word of wisdom, word of knowledge, the gift of helps, of revelation, faith, the gift of doubt dissolving, the holy dance, gift of languages, holy laughter, tongues speaking gifts, ability to pray, great intercessions, power singing, tongues interpretations, perfect ushering, building and craftsmanship, musical skillfulness, charismatic leadership, and absolutely much more.
We men are the partakers of God’s talents and gifts, irrespective of who we are, or what we call our statuses. We have all become partakers of the ministry-working gifts. They are all natural and spiritual talents or giftings which are directly from the Father’s soul, being indicated here by the spices of His Inner Court (which is, His Soul). God gives talents and gifting, but His gifts which are more spiritual are the more advanced ones. They are sharp, cut well and by operation, are even more faster.
And some indeed God has appointed in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, various kinds of tongues.
I Cor. 12:2 BLB
According to God’s Spirit, more of the gifts, were given by Jesus Christ in the day He rose from the grave. Yet, He had done it through the Holy Spirit, who brings these gifts and talents from Him-The Father.
Therefore it says, “when He ascended on High, He led captive a host of captives, He GAVE gifts to Men.”
Eph. 4:8 NASB
So, it is the Holy Spirit again who brings these working abilities or capabilities right from the Father’s Soul into hearts. For those who do not want the Holy Spirit, are we sure we are not underestimating the value or importance of the Holy Spirit, just because we want to love to live in Sin? Thus, if we deny and disregard the work of the Holy Spirit, we lose all the qualities that will have to come from God’s soul down to empower our life from all the human troubles.
Think about it, if these qualities, which also come from God, makes God safe and Pure and Rich from all circumstances, how much more would it work in us? If Jesus (who is divine), needed Him all His Life here, how much more will us? Behold, I show you a mystery.
In order words, the thing that is important is not money; the thing that is important is the Holy Spirit. Hence, this is why God has to give the Spirit by measure to all, so all can receive Him, because He comes from God’s Soul so we can be safe, pure, as well as beautiful, and safe, from all walks of negative circumstances.
Pray for the Spirit! I give you a dare. Yearn for Him; strive for Him. He carries the Soul of God in you so we can function as gods on earth.
The Lord then told me ‘Money was created by the devil to blind the Economic System.’(I do not mean God doesn’t create money). In other words, the whole economic system can be solved without money, if the Holy Spirit is in charge. The Bible says in the book of Genesis, that the Heavens (Universe) was created by the Spirit in just six days with God’s intellectual properties; yet, all was without money. Now, by faith, He has that same Spirit in us through His Son’s ministry. Are we without faith? It’s very interesting indeed! We don’t need a whole lot to solve a countries problem, but the wisdom of God.
Now, when the Bible said that in the beginning He God created man to be a living soul, it did mean, that He had put certain living intellectual properties into him, which is the Soul; other than that, God wouldn’t have told him to
- Till the ground
- Be fruitful (to be productive)
- Subdue the earth, and dominate.
- Replenish the Earth
These are ministries and obviously need special giftings and talents to undertake. They are not be undertaken by ignorance. While we didn’t see God physically training Adam to have gifts, God had told him and his wife to be fruitful, and then just almost immediately Adam started working. It means, God had by design, already put those giftings and abilities in him to do the things He had asked him: he put them in Adam’s soul so that Adam would be alive! (In this, was Adam’s purpose).
Notice Adam didn’t complain to God that he hadn’t been trained or equipped by the Lord to do these things. Thus, in other words, he, as well as his wife knew they had already been given to them: they went ahead to start doing the work with their giftings and talents. In other words, God could require accountability from their works, which was why they were judged when the Lord came back.
He had actually given them both spiritual and physical gifts. For example, tilling the ground was a physical gift, and subduing and dominating the universe was a mixture of faith and power demonstrating gift. The Power to dominate was also a universal reverential gift, as well as a kingship or rulership gift.
Then again, the Marriage between them (the man and the woman), was also the divine gift of God’s heart to them.
Why? Because it comes with tools of servant-hood, humility, leadership, nurturing, childcare, love and so on. (Hence, indeed men are lacking in the gifts, that is why their marriage are turning up so sour. They have not known that marriage needs gifts as well. Marriage comes with responsibilities. These many responsibilities come with skills. (No wonder- if girls cannot cook or wash and just want to be seen as house-wives, they cannot have a good house).
The Lord said to me that, if these gifts are functioning or available today, why would they have their children turn up being on the streets? And as well, why are some of them having their children dressing shabbily? The Lord, the Father of the house, with a skill of a good parent, covered their nakedness when He noticed they were naked.
It’s a mistake they are doing, and also a fall short of their glory, as they have abandoned their gifts. By God’s design, you don’t marry because you are 30 years old. You must have good talents, gifts, as well as a good training before you marry. We must learn from Christ too. In consolidating the marriage, Christ had to give gifts to the Church, being the Bride, to work too.
Therefore it says, “WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH… HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN (THE CHURCH AND BRIDE).”
Eph. 4:8 NASB
They were not dead gifts of course, for dead gifts couldn’t have done these. They were gifts alive; hence, the soul of man was alive. Are your God-giving gifts dead or alive?
God has already by design, through our forefather Adam, and mother Eve, as a result of DNA systems and psychical capabilities, dealt with each of us, a measure of His talents and gifts, so that man would not boast before Him of His accomplishments. These are actually the gifts and the talents in His soul, which are indicated by Spices of Incense on the Altar, in His tabernacle. No matter your wisdom knowledge or talent, you are still to say that you are unprofitable servant, or else he would strip you off his glory.
That no one will boast before him.
Cor. 1:29 ABPE
So, why do we boast anyway, and hit our chests, and raise our arms for the crowds to cheer upon us? And why do we compete with each other as though we went to classroom to acquire these gifts?
Hence, if they were given to us, then we owe God a lot! We are to use our gifts to serve Him and Him alone; and to serve Him cheerfully, without complaining.
Cursed is the one who is slack in doing the LORD’s work.
Jer. 48:10 ISV
Some men do think that they had gotten the gifts and talents through learning and hard work, and so they should be given the glory, when it had been the Father’s grace all along.
For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?
I Cor. 4:7 NLT
The NIV says it this way;
For who makes YOU DIFFERENT FROM ANYONE ELSE? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
But someone might say, ‘I went to school to acquire all these gifts and talent or the skills as well.’
Well, even if you’ve been to school, the ability to know what you’ve learnt, was by the grace of God. Who had given you the soul, the body, as well as the books while others were on trees? We saw here, that God by His Spirit gives knowledge, wisdom and understanding, as well as fruits. Hence, if you still think you have a good character, it is still from you. Therefore, this should tell us, that the earth is full of His glory! Yes, the world is full of His glory. The world is not ours. Its not for any man nor woman.
Behind this, you have to remember that, others have not understood all that you’ve learnt, though they sat in the same class with you, worried and confused, and saddened in their soul, that they didn’t understand anything at all.
Hence, genetically, God supplied Adam with all these gifts, both spiritual and physical gifts, as well as skills and talents, so that Adam, as well as his offsprings may not boast before Him. And so even if you have built the highest Mitsubishi car, or gone to the moon, or built the tallest skyscraper you are nothing before Him! You cannot measure yourself up to Him; and seriously; and you cannot boast your excellence before the Creator.
Secondly, the Lord did realize that many are using their gifts irresponsibly. And why has God given us His gifts?
The Spirit of the Lord said to me that, God created these giftings within us so that, as His children, we would be able to find it easy to do something to help in our power, with the purpose of helping, in developing the kingdom, which is God’s kingdom, not ours. See what He had said here.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Eph. 2: 10
The NIV puts it in this way.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Eph. 2: 10 NIV.
He fore planned this before Time begun. Hence, in our gifts lie our divine purposes to also advance His kingdom on Earth, according to His Spirit’s day to day leadership. What if you do not do anything in your power? It means, you have become an irresponsible and unproductive or un-useful temple of God. You are a cup which the Father has not yet gotten a drink from.
This should explain to you, why every gift every man has he will give account of it. Your gifts should not be wasted. In fact, the Lord told me that, this is why many people die, and sometimes these works are committed by Him. According to the Spirit, when you are not working, with all the Time God gives under the Sun, God considers it as haven finished with your work. Hence, He would take you away, when He sees not your use on earth, since you are not using your gifting and talents. Thus, the Bible has stated;
“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.
Eph. 4:8 NIV
Finally, because God is made up of dynamic intelligence, He had created these gifts and had shared them liberally. You must rise up now, not tomorrow, and do something for God in your power or else, this is what would happen to you, which Jesus has narrated:
“Again, the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone.
He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last–dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more.
But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money.
“After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money.
The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, ‘Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.’
“The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’
“The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’
“Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate.
I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’
“But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate,
why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’
“Then he ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver.
To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Matt 25:14-30 NLT
In order words, most of you are alive, because of an extra time. Note that, God does not waste His gifts! The father who gives gifts hates prodigality.
Artistic designs of Cherubs and Eyes Close by: Moreover, on the veil covering the Most Holy Place, we also saw artistic designs of cherubs upon it.
We actually realized that while the cherubs were indicated with designs of winged creatures on the veil of the tabernacle, the eyes upon these cherubs of glory, were symbolized with other designs close by these artistic designs.
These artistic designs were to represent the Father’s Imaginations in His Soul, specifically His Mind. Imaginations as known are also images, (artistic images or designs or pictures) we constantly form with our minds, which is part of our soul. Therefore our souls do actually have same properties of God’s soul just because we are in His image and likeness too. Hence, from God the whole world has gotten all the Power to imagine as well, because God, by nature imagines. In fact, this is why He creates.
However, the eyes and the artistic designs of cherubs were to represent God’s mind’s eye, which sees everything we see and knows all things we know. We know that God has so much insight into life issues and events in both the heavens and on earth. Yes, He knows everything.
God knows everything about life, and knows everything about Thoughts, Will and Actions. He also knows all things about Himself. This is why He’s revealing them to us by His Tabernacle, which is a knowledge kept from us from ages).
The Flying Wings of Cherubs: The flying wings on the Temple’s Veil here, indicate things that fly into God’s Soul. Hence, these flying wings here were also to indicate that, such things as thoughts are able to fly into God’s Soul (Mind).
The Most Holy Place-The Highest Place we are to be
Finally, the Most Holy Place was the last room or court of the Temple. It was to describe the nature of God Almighty’s Spirit or Heart, that is, the core section of God’s Life. In here, we see or locate what is in the innermost part of God’s Power and Life, by use of the following vessels which we saw were placed in the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle.
The Ark of the God’s Covenant–This Ark of Covenant was to show that God’s heart is like a seat. This is the seat of His desires, His Will, Motives, which leads to His Actions. It was also here Jesus and the Holy Spirit were both from before Time had begun.
While in Him, they and God, thought of creating us, the earth, the sky, the sea, and the universe at large, according to what the book of beginnings tells us.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Gen. 1:26 NASB.
Neither our mothers, fathers, sisters, friends nor cousins were there to witness these moments of a divine heart-to-heat relationship before Time begun or before the Heavens were begun.
Neither did you and I knew as well (be it blacks and whites), would be created, and know or behold life, and to continue living up to this day by their sole precious breathe.
God’s Spirit(heart) in Express Display
They had created us out of their own accord. This of course, includes the man who is on the hospital bed, or in the accident yard, or the prisoner in chains, or the poor ones of the farms in the village, or the one having a house in the bush, or the pastor struggling to please God the Father, as well as the deacon, who are much yielding to support the pastors, or even the unbelievers who doesn’t know the Father’s ways and thoughts, though He may be proud or pompous, nor the son of the black mother or the white madam.
It was here they created us to have the glory of the family system, to be three just as they were: While, He stood as Father, the Holy Spirit stood as the mother, and the Son, representing children of the Father. We have been the children in the Son, belonging to the Eternal Father. It was here love brewed from above; I mean what is really called love, not what we see in the telenovelas.
The Ark also talks of the Father’s heart, as a as a heart, and a seat of Mercy; and of course, Justice, Love, Equity and Righteousness. Remember what the Lord said to Jeremiah?
But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: THAT THEY TRULY KNOW me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing LOVE and who brings JUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS to the earth, and that I DELIGHT IN THESE THINGS. I, the LORD, HAVE SPOKEN!
Jeremiah 9:24 NLT.
Hence, from His heart, God is truly Holy, Righteous, Lovely and lives for justice.
The Two Tablets of Stone upon which the 10 Commandments were written:
In Symbolody, Law was a symbol of Power, Force and Energy, indicating that, God by Design and Personality is a Power and and Energy being, living in the Spirit realm. The Father is the Living Power, all by Himself. Yes, He is all God By Himself; and He’s not answerable to anyone.
God breathed His spiritual energy in us, and till this date, His breathe is still the life that keeps us strong and moving from generation to generation, and from year to year. He had made us alive, making us living souls in the beginning. Up until today, He is still breathing His life energies into us, to recreate us into the newness of Life, which is, His New Creation Life.
The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen. 2:7 NHEB
When sin came for the soul, it was said that man had become sin. But when the Father had brought His Life again through Christ it was said;
Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and—look!—all things have become new!
1 Cor. 5:17 ISV.
Having lost our first eternal life energies through the Adamic Sin, the Creator of Life, has given back to us, the Spiritual Life energies which we lost, and which were in Him.
He has re-sent His Spiritual Life Energies through His Son, as well through His Spirit, so that by believing and waiting upon them, we shall possess the life, a life that surpasses all things and causes us to dwell and have a good relationship with the Creator of this same universe.
This is the Life the Son and the Spirit took from the Father of Human Life, and has given them to us so that the Father’s Life would re-visit and walk through us again, in a much more powerful way.
What is the Father’s Life?
It is a kind of Life, which empowers us to live beyond every negative circumstance, and from every manner of suffering, faced by men in this world. It is the Higher Life of Glory and Absolute Results. (That is actually the sole aim of the Father’s Kingdom). In fact, this is all God, through Christ came to do, in case you don’t know.
He had not brought you into a religion.
He brought you into a type of Family, in which you are the son, and He is the Father, because He created you and has given you a place on earth and in the universe for you to stay. He has brought you into a Family and into the Royal Kingdom of His own Creation. Hence, our suffering in the world is not from the Father’s doing. So we are to come to Christ, to receive this newness of life of the Man in whom all things begins anew.
This is the Life that Jesus, and the Holy Spirit has brought. I am shocked how people think Jesus brought us here to suffer. Its not true, and will never be true.
Secondly, the LAW, or the commandments here represents the laws of His Heart. Here, these tablets were used to describe the nature of God’s Heart or Spirit, as a book or as a tablet on which are written His knowledge and laws (inscriptions/words), which form God’s innermost conscience, defining His Way of Life or Path. By design, these Laws also make up a part of His Wisdom, Counsels, thoughts, and values He upholds in His heart. They were actually Laws of Life God had formed before Time, for His own Life’s proper management and progress.
The Book of the Law: Of course, these laws also symbolize the laws forming the Lord’s conscious and His sub-conscious mind. Understand that, the Father’s mentality, like man, is also formed with Laws too. Now, because of the Law, and the Judgment of the Laws, it has put God in the position to Judge.
He gave His Laws, spoken deeply from His heart of heart (innermost conscience) to Moses, to create the perfect life for the entire nation called Israel. That was why, anytime Israel followed these Laws or Commandments, they walked in progress, but when they refuted them, they walked in grave and shame. Indeed, how could they have survived, if they refuted the Laws from the Original Source of Life, the One who had taken them to the right places of the Earth? Hence, this is why He is called the Eternal Father, He is the source of the Earth, and Life’s progressive laws and dictates are with His heart alone.
Thus, the Laws of God, though lower as a system of management, refers to God’s unique principles and values, which He keeps in His heart.
The Law was Good, which was to assist mankind to deliver himself from the wrong courses on the earth which were not good for him.
As the Jews were obeying the Law, according to the Spirit, they were not doing it for Him, they were doing for their own progress, all in a wilderness of the world like this, where there is always the absence a proper knowledge of development and continual progress.
Secondly, these Laws also revealed the true nature of God’s life and heart, to show that He is love. This indeed, was because, the whole sum of the Law was love. They were the Laws God had actually given to the children of Israel too, so that they would walk in love, toward one another, and toward Him the Father as well. So God had brought the Laws of Moses from His heart in the day He spoke from the mountain.
In other words, through these Laws, the Father, was telling them He is Love, and Love, from one age, to the next age, was always His nature.
35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him (Jesus) with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matt. 22:36-40 NIV
The person who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, because God is love.
1 John 1:8 GWT
In God is love, showing us that we must love one another as the children of the Most High.
The Pot of Manna: This golden pot, was also to describe God’s spirit or heart as a a pot which is enriched with a great wealth of pure knowledge (manna), which is, the correct KNOWLEDGE for LIFE’s development. (The true knowledge for perfect life development is what we call ‘The Word of God’).
From God’s Heart, proceeds knowledge or what He calls in the Bible ‘The Word.’ God’s Word comprises of both the Rhema and the Logos. Yet, this Word, from God’s Heart, did become flesh and dwelt among men in the world. However, the world knew Him not. They did not know that it was the father in flesh through His Holy Son. That was what He was telling doubting Philip when Philip was saying, ‘Lord show us the Father.’
Remember, God spoke the Word to Moses as Rhema or His Spoken Word. He also gave Moses Logos, when He wrote His words and commandments down on these stones of tablets.
Moses also kept His Word as Logos in the Book of the Law and upon the 2 tablets, but spoke them out as both the Logos and the Rhema of God to the people of Israel. However, it was also a different experience, when the Son and the Spirit came in Person with His Word to the world, to live in a body with a holy blood for a sin offering.
God is the Word Himself, who had also become flesh. Hence, the Word was with Him from His beginning.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 KJB
He kept it (this right knowledge) in His soul, so much that it became a part of Him, which He personally practices by acting upon it. So then, this is why we say that God never does anything without His word. Now, since we are talking about God’s personality here, it is important to note here that, God’s Personality is known by His Word, apart from the works of His Spirit.
In order words, God’s Personality is seen by the actions or behaviour of His Word, as well as the behaviour of His Spirit, who also lived in His Soul and His Spirit before Time.
So, when both the Son and the Spirit reacts, its because, they fore-know whatever is in God’s heart. Since they know, God the Father can send them to the world.
God loves them and trusts them more, because they are the reactions of God’s heart beat, since they dwelt in Gods bosom (His heart) before Time had begun, and therefore HAS HIS WILL.
With this understanding, we can understand what Jesus was saying to the people who were wondering about His personality and source.
…Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Fathere does, that the Son does likewise.
For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.
For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father.
Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
John 5:19-26 NIV
And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of damnation.
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not true. There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true. You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. Not that the testimony that I receive is from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.
“He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
“But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish—the very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.
“And the Father who sent Me, He has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form. “You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent.
“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. “I do not receive glory from men; but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.
“I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him.“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
“Do not think that I will accuse you before theFather; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.“But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
John 5:19-47 ESV
In order words, Jesus, as well as the Holy Spirit were doing the works, which when God should come in Person, He would do to you or for you, be it good or bad. Thus, unless, you will believe God’s Holy Son and Spirit, you’re not being obedient to God the Father. These two are the perfect express images of His (the Father’s) personality or glory amongst all things, though other things revere His glory as well.
Now, if we (as a world) is waiting for the Father Himself in Person to come down from His throne, to act, o live and to move and to speak to us men, then we must be joking. We simply don’t know what we are talking about. After all, God is not a respecter of Persons. When again and again, He has shown Himself in His Spirit and His Son (His Word). what again do we need? Wherever they go, He has found Himself in them.
In fact it is not even needed, because, whatever the Father would do, He is still doing it anyway, to them who know and understand that the Father is equally living the same life He lives in Heaven through the Spirit and the Word (Jesus) spoken from His mouth.
Hence, if Jesus gives you Life, it is still the Spirit’s Life; as well as the Father’s life, and you are saved them; if the Holy Spirit gives you life, you are also saved by them, because He has saved you by the Son and His Father’s Life.
In the beginning when the Holy Spirit was moving to create the Universe, He was working for both the Father and the Word, not just only for Himself.
That was why the Bible said; ‘ LET US,’ when God spoke. They work the Kingdom for themselves to empower and to also prosper it.
Thus, they made us, and gave us life for themselves. In other words, though men give more glory to the Father, the members of the Trinity, by nature, give glory to themselves more. In other words, you can’t know about the Father’s Life, if you don’ know about the Trinity, since they form the Godhead (The Power), as One body.
The three of them are the symbol of Life, the Symbol of Love and the Symbol of Power. They are also symbols of Humility and Joy. The three (3) also have the natures of Light and Fires; thus, they are the Lights of Life.
Thus, when we say that the kingdom of God has come upon a man, on a woman, or on a nation, we mean to say, that the works of His Word, and His Spirit which carry the Nature and Presence of God, are with that person’s life. His kingdom is with a person when His Word and Spirit are with the person and are working with that person. Thus, don’t expect God to come down from Heaven before you will believe that His kingdom or His presence is with you, when His Son and Spirit is with you.
The Pot of (Sweet) Manna: Secondly, the manna in this pot, on the other hand, was also a type of a very sweet bread, to suggest that, the words from God’s mouth (what we call the word of God) are sweet, pleasant and soothing indeed.
This was where David got his prophetic knowledge and said about God:
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103 NIV
Indeed, the Lord, is multi-skillful in speaking, and also, in all manner of communications. He understands all languages, for He speaks them. He had created them and given them to us-the world.
Since we know God is Love and is sweet from His Heart, we know that, He will not get angry for too long, so He does not destroy His soul and feelings. Thus, through Him giving much forgiveness, as well as much attention to our human cry, He has shielded Himself from negative energies which come from the act of habouring negative emotions.
God is not only sweet just because of the food He gives to us. He’s not also just sweet just in communication. He’s sweet all round; the angels as well die to hear Him.
Have we all not been great partakers of His grace and love for long? He is the Lord, the Master of the Universe. He does all these wonderful things as He pleases.
Aaron’s rod which budded: As we said earlier, Aaron’s rod was the severed tree plant, from which sprung green leaves, to represent life energies, since life is known to be found in every green plant.
The Life here indeed indicates that God’s Spirit, like His Soul and Body, has been filled with Life Energies. God’s heart or Spirit, is the core place of His Life, and also, our lives as well, because, this was where we came from.
It was here the Father had spoken from when He was creating mankind. It was here the Breathe of Life, which created Life had sprung from.
…God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 2:7 KJV.
But before us, it was here God’s Spirit and the Son were all before Time began.
Thus, God’s heart is also the core place of man’s rest (The God of the Sabaoth), because this was also the place of rest too. The Heart of God is the core of His Power. This is why we call Him ‘God.’
Neglecting God is neglecting the wellspring of life for your soul. Neglecting God is neglecting the One who had made you whole.
A fool, according to the Lord, has said in His heart that there is actually no God; because, though they have life, and have been created in God’s image and likeness, they still deny His involvement in the creation of the universe. Thus, He God, is not a broken cistern in which there is no life, which should give you right to say He must be dead.
He is the God of the Living and not the God of the Dead.
The Glory of Fire over the Ark of Covenant:
Then, we also saw, that when the Lord often had come to the camp of the Israelites, He went into the Most Holy Place, to sit on the Ark of His Covenant, in between His two Cherubs of Glory.
He was by nature fire, giving Light to the entire Most Holy Place.
This concretely gives confirmation that in Gods Spirit or Heart, there is engulfing Fire and Light too. Thus, He is Fire all round- in Soul, Spirit and Body.
Incense burnt in the Most Holy Place: The Incense in the Most Holy Place also represented thoughts or Voices from God’s heart.
As is the nature of thoughts, as well as imaginations to fill your mind (soul) and Spirit, so that you are consumed in your thoughts, so does the Soul, as well as the Spirit of God too, gets filled with His good and pleasant thoughts; especially, the ones that are toward mankind. The Smoke also reveal the Smoke-like or the Spirit-like natures of God’s Energies. It talks of Glory in God’s heart. The Bible tells us, that God the Father strikes as Lightning, Thunder, and well as Smoke
Over here, this incense smoke also speaks of some of the Father’s smoky-glory which fills the Heavenly Temple, when He strikes, thunders or roars, from His Holy Self, in response to a plea, from time to time. Because He is fire, His glory comes about with Smoke.
The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with SMOKE.
Isaiah 6:4 HCSB
The Image of Cherubs:
On the Golden Ark of Covenant, there, we saw two golden images, which had overshadowed God’s mercy seat, covering His face; we know that each of the cherubim had four faces.
Ezekiel also had a word on them, when He saw Gods glory:
Each of the four cherubim had four faces: the first was the face of an ox, the second was a human face, the third was the face of a lion, and the fourth was the face of an eagle.
Ezek. 10:14 NIV
According to the Lord, each of these four faces have meanings, as far as His Spirit is concerned:
The Face of a Man: The Cherubs had the face of Man. This was to indicate that the Father is a Man. (Because Man is in the image and likeness of God, it reveals that both God and Man have both been fashioned in the Tabernacle’s image).
After all, are we not born by Him? Are we all not His offspring? Yes, we are, and so we call God our Father, ‘ Abba Father.’
The word Father means SOURCE, which means, from His heart, is the source of the Manly nature. He is the Source, that is, the Tabernacle, by which we had also become his living tabernacles; Adam had come from God and the world had descended down from him.
So we as a world have One Father; yes, exactly, just One source of Manly Father.
How amazing; it means that God designed and created us by looking at Himself. And so we had His DNA, to look like Him and also to function like Him. That is why He said.
Let us create Man in Our Image and in Our Likeness. While the word image means, ‘Looks,’ the word likeness was to mean, to have His ‘habit,’ which is His lifestyle.
And I thought this also, was also one of the most beautiful things He did.
The Face of A Sacrifice ( The Ox): The Cherubs also had the faces of a ox (but some version say a lamb). By the symbol of the sacrifice (the ox or a lamb), God reveals to us how He has a sacrificial heart. We know, and without ignorance, that the Lord God makes a lot of sacrifices on our behalf. And these decisions are taken right from His heart. Out of God’s heart comes His will; Out of His will come His motives. Out of His motives comes the Love of this Father.
God has said that He would never ever leave us nor forsake us. He will never sleep nor slumber for our sake. But for Him to do these, it would take Him due diligence, sacrifice, or what is called a sacrificial love to do. He tells us, that, if He does this for us, why won’t we do these for others, and the rest of the creations?
Moreover, since the word sacrifice also means discipline, it also means that, God is disciplined from His heart. He keeps Himself under control, while such self-control, comes from a heart of discipline. Instead of being angry, God would be slow to anger. He doesn’t get angry with us quickly, because H knows we are dust, as well as nothing before His powerful presence.
Like a Lamb, God had come through Jesus Christ to sacrifice Himself for us, and also, has been personally saving all men through Jesus Christ His Son.
That God was reconciling the world to Himself IN CHRIST, not counting men’s trespasses against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Cor. 5:19 BSB
Yes, He was personally in Christ delivering us from devils.
Now, when we don’t recognize that God was in His Son Jesus Christ to save the world from her sins back unto His holiness, and to reconcile all men, from the North to South, and from East to the West, then we are doomed for hell.
Assuredly, there can’t be any salvation other than Him, for there is none beside Him; as well as none beyond His Glory of holiness. To Him be glory, for reconciling us back unto the place of His heart, which is His Most Holy Place, through the blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, after Adam got us into an everlasting place, exceedingly far beyond the place of His everlasting life.
The Face of the Eagle: Apart from these the living cherubs had the face of Eagles as well. They were also creatures with several eyes upon their bodies.
Thus, the eyes were to show that God from His heart sees afar. Like the Eagles, He has keen eyes. As eyes also mean ‘insight or illumination or wisdom,’ it was to show us that God from His Heart is an enlightened Being.
He is the One called Enlightenment. In fact He is wisdom personified, who got wisdom, yet no one taught Him the way of wisdom. He had taught His heart wisdom all by Himself, and so has has made Christ so.
The Father is also a Prophet, and knows or has knowledge of the things that will ever happen, before they will happen. He is also the Father and Prophet who carries His children upon His wings of His own prophecies.
Hence, He gives us dreams and visions, from His heart, so we know His ways. By Him, our spirits, through His Holy Ghost, sees dreams and visions from the Father of an Everlasting Covenant.
After man had known what it meant to sin or go against God, God had said this of Him:
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”
Gen. 3:22 ESV
In other words, man has been enlightened to know what he formerly didn’t know, but yet that was all the knowledge or the form of intelligence which men were going to destroy himself with. Man as well, was going to destroy the whole Earth with the same kind of wisdom. Thus, it is not everything of the Father we know.
‘But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.
Gen. 2:17 NASB.
Hence, there are things God knows about the Earth and this life we don’t know, just as a father is wiser, and more knowledgeable than each of his children.
Therefore, its important that we humble ourselves, because there are things God knows, which we don’t know. That is why He shows us of them through prophetic visions and dreams. Is you dream dead or alive?
Finally, though all his men-prophets will see in part, the Lord who forms the dreams sees all. This is because of the Strength of His Vision and of the Power of His Enlightenment. He’s the Vision Giver.
Also, He knows the Beginning from the End, and the End from the Beginning of everything. He’s God all by Himself and God omniscient from His Holy Heart, because He created all things by the plan of His heart-Which is the Word of God and the model of His Glory.
Thus, He knows all things that were and are created with his model, and the names of all things which move and shall move in the confines of the universe, which is created by His model of a 3-dimensional glory.
In other words, anything God does not know, He did not create.
The Face of Lion:
And lastly, there was also a face of a lion among the four faces of the cherubs.
What was the meaning of it?
It was to reflect the Father’s heart as very bold, as the heart of a lion is. He has a very strong and a powerful heart. Like lions, He is fearless. He fears nothing. He has the heart of a King; He has formed the entire Kingdom of Heaven and lives and rules in all the affairs of His kingdom. He has formed the kingdoms of animals, of water bodies, of trees, and has formed kingdoms out of everything to rule or govern over.
The 11 Curtains and Dark Badger Skins (The Coverings of God’s Temple): Now, over the Temple was what we saw, as a covering made of Dark Badger Skins. Then we saw that, the Curtains of the Temple which covered the Temple were made of 11 curtains. According God’s instructions, the 11th curtain should be made to hang beyond His Most Holy Place.
These all have something they mean, regarding God’s Glory or Personality.
First of all, the dark covering of the temple was to represent the glory over Gods body; it also had to do with the hair upon His head-which is in the nature of Wool.
But the number 11, being the number of the holy curtains was placed there to represent ‘destruction and chaos.’
Intentionally, God allowed the 11th curtain to hang beyond the Temple of God the Father so that it would indicate that, beyond God the Father was destruction or chaos. In other words, to go beyond the Father, who is the Spirit of Life, will end you up in vanities, spiritual death, sin and in error!
Thus, this was what the Father was saying, when He said that beside He God, there is no other.
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
In actual fact, Jesus was also saying the very same thing when He showed that the Father was greater than men and all things of His creation.
Also, it is also exactly what we are saying when we call Him ‘God, Most High.’ Indeed, God is great, and He’s God Most High.
When King Nebudcadnezzar, the most powerful man and king in the whole world, in his days, decided to uplift Himself above God’s glory, it took him just a surprise, how the Eternal Father of Life responded quickly to Him.
28 All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. 29 At the end of the twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. 30 The king spoke, saying, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?”
31 While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! 32 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”
Dan. 4: 28-31 NKJV.
There, He noticed that there was a a Great God, Father and King who is greater than all Fathers, Kings, Gods and Idols. He’s God beyond the Universe (The Heavens and the Earth). This is God the Father, a God among gods. He is the Creator and by Him all things came to exist and without Him nothing was created.
Regarding Nebudcadnezzer, the Bible continued and said;
33 That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
34 And at the end of the time[b] I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever:
For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
And His kingdom is from generation to generation.
35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing;
He does according to His will in the army of heaven
And among the inhabitants of the earth.
No one can restrain His hand
Or say to Him, “What have You done?”
36 At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.
Nebudcadnezzer, immediately changed his confession; and the eternal Father of Life showed him grace. Finally, his sanity was restored back to him, fearing and worshiping the Most High God.
Indeed, our God and Father is great; and He is greatly to be praised.
An Important Message:
I have stated here that God the Father had also used the Tabernacle, being a reflection of His Glory as a cast mold or as a design-prototype, to design us and to create all the Heavens, as well as the Earth, including everything existing in them.
This means, everything we see and don’t even see carry the glory of God, being His Image and Likeness.
This means, our Sun carries His Glory, the Moon carries His Glory, Space carries His Glory, our Universe carry His Glory, the Sky carry His Glory, the Globe or the Earth as well carry His Glory, Men carry His glory, Women carry His glory, all Children as well carry the Father’s Glory, Plants, Animals and the Weather; named them.
He did it to serve as a prototype, brand, or the emblem on all things, to reveal that He’s the owner of them all. Of course, He’s made them all, but not all men know it.
Now, regarding the Glory of the Lord, which fills the Universe, this was was what His Angels said;
2 Attending him (God) were mighty seraphim, each having six wings.
With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 They were calling out to each other,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies!
The WHOLE EARTH is filled with his glory!”
Isaiah 6:2 and 3 NLT.
He had explained how He did it with the Tabernacle design in Psalm 19.
….In the heavens God has pitched a tent (tabernacle) for the sun.
The heavens (The UNIVERSE) declare the glory of God (-God’s Glory, for-shadowed by a Tabernacle), and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Psalm 19:1 ESV
Furthermore, when speaking to Moses, the Lord said;
But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD
Numbers 14:21 JB2000
Thus, the Glory of the Lord, being illustrated in the tabernacle, is the Glory which covers the whole Universe.
God upon His throne
God the Father expressed in the un-living Tabernacle
We know, that we were also created according to the temple of His glory.
And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Gen 1:27 NAS (1977)
And so if we know that the Father created us according to His Glory then this very moment, we continue to bear His glory. We have the glory of His Spirit as well, and the Glory of His Son Jesus as well.
So why did they create us through the same glory?
Well, it is something only God can say:
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness”
Jer. 33:1 NASB
So we have the glory of God the Father.
Though Hell may burn with fire, the Father burns more with His love!
We thank God, for showing us, a closer into His nature, and Personality, which He’s shown through His tabernacle glory-the Mystery which has been hidden from us from the ages.
It is now of great importance, that we actually know God and understand His personality or nature. In fact, it is one thing God boasts of.
God the Father has said to Jeremiah,
But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: THAT THEY truly KNOW ME and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken!
Jer 9:24 NLT
So, we know Him, and we see Him as He is in His Tabernacle of Heaven. which is by His abundance Grace released up us.
So with hands lifted up and with head bowed down, let the name of the Lord be praised forever more!
To Him be glory.
With lots of love from God.
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