WHAT IS IT?
To the Church
You must read, Zechariah 5:5-11
Jesus apprehended and called me in the 1930's, I have never found or does it exist in Him, the capacity to hate another human being. Without question, "God is Love". He has revealed His quality of love, completely, in His Son 'Jesus'. He so loved corruptible Mankind that He gave His only begotten Son to redeem us.
I can not find any hate in Jesus who asked forgiveness for His murderers while the nails are still pinning Him to the Cross. If our goal is to love mankind any less than this, we are liars, have never known Him, and the truth is not in us. God is love and He, by nature, must love absolutely. Although true, this is sometimes hard to handle. It does not jade or eliminate the necessity for jurisprudence and the verdicts of criminal justice.
This creates the ultimate oxymoron, Jesus, full of grace and tender mercies, had a hate-love with Mankind. In that He is omnipotent and love absolutely then, His 'hatred' had to be absolute.
It is required to know Him as 'love' necessitates that I know 'what it is' that He loathes.
Read: Admonition "what Is it?" part 1
In the eighth month and second year of King Darius, the Lord sent a warning message to His people. He admonished them not to be like their fathers who resisted the prophets and refused to turn from their evil ways and deeds. He urged them: "Return to Me and I will return to you."
Three months later on the 24th day of the 11th month, which is the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah in the form of 8 visions in one night. Shebat falls between our January-February.
My comments are based on the 7th prophetic vision, 'The woman in the Ephah'
The historical reference to the second year of Darius' reign is, by design, focusing attention on relative events of the era. Many Biblical events are dated by the year and day of a King's rule.
For example: The terrorist attack on America will always be remembered and dated as the 9th month, the 11th day of the 1st. year of the Bush Administration.
For emphasis: Transferring the, unfolding, vision of the 'Woman in the Ephah' from 520 B.C. into the time frame of 2002; Shabat being between our January-February, it might be recorded thus:
On the 24th day, or between the months of January-February, in the 2nd year of Bush the word of the Lord came to the Church; and His message is about the exaltation of the woman in the Ephah. Being the moment of truth and fulfillment, the ancient, symbolic prophecy is now being explained. However, if left uncorrected, there is a fatal problem; a myopic malady, called, 'dullness of hearing.'
A, phenomena seeking, generation is perishing for lack of knowledge without a clue that it lacks or perishes. A self imposed hearing-barrier, of tightly woven entanglements, has created unstable concepts. As in the beginning, when chaos reigns, the new creation, cleansing, 'Wind' is required. The materialistic alert, called out people are asleep and must be wakened. Preoccupied in building permanent, temporal structures while anticipating eternal absence; many are drunken with hemlock from the lukewarm well. Suddenly, like a mushroom, out of transpiring events, the anticipated future has now appeared in the present. Soon, it also will be fulfilled and written in the unclaimed past.
On occasion, boasting with bloated pride, misinterpreting privilege for preference, the Old Testament people were defined as stubborn, stiff necked, blind and mute. Cycle upon cycle, from side to side, like swinging pendulum, history's assessment has repeated itself.
This message is about the choice of one of two. The narrow Way of the difficult 'easy yoke' or the wilderness path of the easy 'hard yoke.' The Taskmaster, until now hidden, is presently revealed. The Way of Life will be pursued and found by few; The plumb-line is, irretrievably dropped the point of no-return is at hand!!
The symbolic woman
Two women are used in the Book of Revelation to portray two types of wilderness. A woman portrayed as a great wonder, clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet and crowned with twelve stars. As the Lord prepared a, disciplinary, fish for Jonah, He has a place prepared in the wilderness for this woman. There she must be fed and re-tutored by her own offspring.
Rev. 17: 3: Another woman is portrayed as being in the wilderness of the spiritually destitute affluent. She is portrayed as clothed in a garment of wealth and prestige. She has in her hand a golden cup filled with abominations. She is symbolically referred to as 'Mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth."
Luke 16:15 'That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.'
I am a messenger boy and my message is to the first woman who now stands in the shadow of the wilderness prepared for her safety and chastening.
My message to those who are ensnared or have embraced the harlot woman, "Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues."
Why does the Lord use a woman as a symbol for good or evil? Women are lightning rod-thermometers, reflecting the rise or fall of a house or nation. When womanhood is degraded a house or nation is invaded.
From the beginning the Lord emphasized the importance of the woman. Without her Adam could never fulfill his dominion and development of the earth. The first woman Eve, began from living, DNA loaded genetically blueprinted bone; She is called the mother of all living. Being a man, I am humbled to know that every man was a parasite, under construction, inside a woman. Our mothers went through severe pain and labor to get rid of us so we could be submitted to her breast until we could function in this world. For this reason the Church is symbolized by a woman.
The foundation Rock of the Church is so characterized, " You are 'Petros', (masculine gender) and upon this 'Petra' (feminine gender) I will build My Church." Jesus taught Simon Bar-Jonah, 'Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father which is in heaven.' Flesh and blood could not disclose it because it has nothing to do with flesh and blood. Jesus, the Rock, is characterized in feminine gender to teach this, fundamental, spiritual truth.
Eph. 2:10 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works." Gal. 4:26 "But the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all." We are under construction until we can construct. We can be pre-occupied with the, stone and mortar, Jerusalem from beneath until doom's day; Flesh and blood cannot inherit nor enter Kingdom of God.
There are three women involved in Zechariah's 7th prophetic vision.
When the prophet saw an Ephah (basket) going forth he was puzzled and asked the Angel, 'What is it.' His question gives the first clue as to the message of the vision. Biblical language, versatile by design, defines a variety of conditions. The Lord's message to us, today, is hidden in the encrypted words of this prophecy now being fulfilled.
The Hebrew word for Manna translates to, 'What is it.' The Divinely provided, mysterious, food sustaining Israel for forty years was named the question of its recipients.
It was the bread of Angels but its weakness lay in its compatibility for flesh and blood. It was destined to be temporally symbolic of the Bread of eternal life. In that it could only be collected and stored for the Sabbath, it provided another symbol pointing to its fulfillment in Jesus the Lord of Sabbath. In the light of the ascending Sun the manna bred worms, stank and finally melted. The Light taught not to give the manna anymore virtue than Divinely intended. Before vanishing, while in the worm breeding stage, the sustenance named 'What is it' became a worm-infested vehicle of sickness and corruption.
If, in heavenly places, you abide 'What is it' must be defined. Until you know what 'What is it' is, in the vine you cannot reside. Melchizedek's bread is not from dough kneaded by hands nor is His wine brewed in skins. Five loaves He takes and serves bread never baked. Two fishes He receives serving meat never caught. At the wedding from six stone jars he serves the best; with joy He provides from Vines unseen and grapes, by feet, never trod. Whether Stone, Wood or Dough He does not appear nor dwell in temples fashioned by the hands of men.
The Ephah: The unit of dry measure where individual grains of wheat are contained also symbolize the 'Common Market.' Whoever controls Commerce, rules the world. There is nothing inherently evil about common trade. The evil is in the manipulative, power hungry woman, seeking exaltation, hidden in the basket. The Ephah now becomes the vehicle and tool of servitude masquerading as a storehouse. Zechariah who knew nothing about Satellites and the imagery they project was told, "This is their resemblance or appearance through all the earth."
The Talent of lead
What ever is in the basket is hidden under a lead cover weighing a Talent. A lid weighing 100 lbs. remains undisturbed by the complacent. There are various ways things can be referred to as heavy.
On meeting a man with a 100 lb. piece of equipment in his open pick-up, I asked, aren't you concerned someone will steal that expensive tool? He answered, "Not in the least, the thieves around here are too shiftless to pick up anything heavy."
On hearing untaught truth, I once heard a Greek scholar and Theologian say, ' I receive it but its heavy' and I have much to unlearn. His honesty was as much a blessing as the truth for which he grasped. A cover can be perceived so heavily sacrosanct that one is fearful to lift the lid and examine it for validity.
Talent can also mean: 'a unit of weight'--'a large round coin'---' a circumjacent piece of land'---'a round disk of bread.'
The large round coin: It is phenomenal how quickly the Euro dollar has become the monetary system of so many nations. Each country small or great can image their Sovereign on one side of the new money. Even a small Nation like the Vatican, dependant on the Italian Lira, is minting its own coins. On one side it will bear the image of, the Pontiff, its Monarch. A common market will require a common monetary system. When America is finally pressed to adopt the new system, the money will look the same, only one side will change. Will our Pledge still be 'One Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all' ??
Circumjacent piece of land: Your dictionary, 'lying around, surrounding the circumjacent parishes.'
Parish: 'An ecclesiastical district having its own church and clergymen.'
The heavenly messenger lifts the lead lid. What teaching is hidden in a round morsel of bread characterized by 'lead?' I remember when lead was perceived to be a world-wide, human friendly, harmless, malleable metal. We saturated our homes with lead while using it in pipes, fuel, paint and pellets. Through knowledge we found lead to be the opposite of how we perceived it.
Lead poisoning effects the elderly and is, especially, mind altering in children.
Like the manna after sunrise, lead became lethal and life threatening. After putting the lead into our organism, unconsciously enjoying death, we are now crying, "get the lead out!"
"What is it?" What is hidden in this common market basket under, a round piece of bread characterized as lead? The Lord calls it, 'Wickedness.' This bread is exposed as lead because Jesus 'The Son' is in ascendancy.
Here come two more women with the wings of a stork. The stork is listed among, Old Testament, unclean birds. While transporting, they are lifting and exalting the woman in the Basket. They are carrying the basket to the land of Shinar to make it a house. When the house is ready, they will set the woman in the basket on its base.
Herod and Pilate, former enemies, became friends around the Cross of Jesus. Many times former enemies become friends in times, of their self interest, crises. We may have to search but someplace in every evil there is a statement of truth. The Poppy a beautiful flower, when transmuted into a mind altering drug, becomes Wickedness.
The two women: Two heavily populated, world religions, formerly, Great Crusade, enemies have something in common. Mary, the Mother of Jesus, written in the Koran, is exalted by Moslems as having first place in heaven, .with Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed, ranking second.
I am certain Mary is in heaven and she is loved within the superlatives given her in Scripture. I know nothing about Fatima and she may be in heaven. Neither Mary or Fatima have anything to do with how they are being used; any more than a beautiful Poppy when, by chemistry is changed, altering the mind instead of 'lighting 'the single eye'. The new, common God, concept portrays both of these departed women who for themselves cannot speak; as having a vital part in the great one world government peace plan. With the, newly, attached wings of a stork they will be, power of the air, born!.
What is it? Where is it? Who is it?
WHERE ARE THEY?
The wall has become bare
Don Murphy ©2002-2015
Joshua 5:12 "Now the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the Land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year.
1 Corinthians.9: 9 ""For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it oxen God is concerned about?
1 Timothy 5:18 " For the Scripture says, You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain. And, The laborer is worthy of his wages.
Don Murphy ©2002-2016