Saturday, January 29, 2011

Have You Counted Them ?

THE 144,000 IN REVELATION


Bearing in mind that we are "grafted in"to the one plant of Israel, and that JESUS said that there would be
 " one fold and one SHEPHERD+" ,
one can look at the 144,000 as a mathematical formula of completeness.

• 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes of Israel ( into which we are grafted )


• Crown of 12 stars - (12:1)


• City of 12 gates made of 12 pearls


• 12 angels guarding the gates


• Names of the 12 tribes inscribed (21:12-21)


• 12 foundations, made of  ~  ~  ~


• 12 different gems having on them the names of the  ~  ~  ~


• 12 Apostles of the Lamb+ (21:14- 19-20 )






• And also, a river on both sides of which grow specimens of the Tree of Life, bearing 12 crops of fruit (22:2), one for each of the 12 months of the year.

• The City is 12,000 stadia long, wide, and high, being cube shaped, like the Holy of Holies,

• Its 12 edges multiplied by 12,000 = 144,000     (21:16)

• Its walls are 144, that is 12 x 12 cubits high (12:17)


• 12 for the ancient number of GOD's people, "squared" to emphasize totality or completeness, multiplied by 1000 to emphasize how many there are.  Possibly, this is the totality of the entire house of Israel, from Genesis to Revelation, all the children of Abraham, both natural and grafted-in, in their final destiny.




• If this is the case, the number 144,000 does not set a numerical limit, but rather signifies "innumerability".

• Listing of the 12 tribes does not set an ethnic limit, rather, it signifies a theological status.

• They are the whole house of Israel /the church/ the called out from first to last, including the time of Jacob's Trouble /the tribulation.

Mathematics are very precise!

"....one fold and one SHEPHERD+".

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......."is not My WORD+ like a fire,"
says YHWH (I AM ),
"and like a HAMMER
that breaks the rock in pieces?"

YES!

A word from Br. Brendon Patrick ~  ~  ~








Thursday, January 27, 2011

HUNGRY ?


LORD, plant in me
a deep, unquenchable
hunger for THEE+.
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I AM
The Bread of Life; He that cometh to ME+ shall never hunger; and he that believeth on ME+ shall never thirst.
John 6:35
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Yes LORD,
plant in me a deep, unquenchable hunger for THEE+.
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Irresistible CHRIST+ ...

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What Our LORD declares is Eternally true:
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I,
if I be lifted up,
will draw all men
unto ME+ .
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When once you know HIM+,
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CHRIST
is
absolutely irresistible.
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You can no more help trusting HIM+
than you can help breathing.
page 21, The GOD of ALL COMFORT, by Hannah Whitall Smith, 1956 ed.

Hannah Smith writes to the Christian:

The LORD wrestles with us in order to bring us to a place of ENTIRE dependence on HIM+. We resist as long as we have any strength; until at last HE+ is forced to bring us to a place of helplessness, where we are obliged to yield; and then we conquer by this very yielding. Our victory is always the victory of weakness. ...
And this victory will be ours, if we take the LORD to be our Banner, and commit ALL our battles unto HIM+.
from page 85, The GOD of ALL COMFORT.
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The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
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HE+ maketh me to lie down
in green pastures,
HE+ leadeth me beside the still waters.
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HE+ restoreth my soul.
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HE+ leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness
for HIS+ Name's sake.
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Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil
for THOU+ art with me.
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Thy+ rod and Thy+ staff,
they comfort me.
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THOU+ preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies;
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THOU+ anointest my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.
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Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me
all the days of my life
.
and I will dwell
in the house of The LORD
forever.
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Our LORD JESUS CHRIST becomes absolutely irresistible for anyone who can see that HIS+ great good heart never changes towards HIS+ friends.
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Do you know
The Irresistible CHRIST ?
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PSALM 27 ...



One thing

have I desired of The LORD,

that will I seek after;

that I may dwell in the house of The LORD

all the days of my life,

to behold the beauty of The LORD,

and to enquire in HIS temple.

Psalm 27:6

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If any man defile the temple of GOD,

him shall GOD destroy;

for the temple of GOD is holy,

which temple ye are.

I Cor. 3:17

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MY+ Kingdom is not of this world:

if

MY+ Kingdom were of this world,

then would MY+ servants fight,

that I+ should not be delivered to the Jews:

but now

is MY+ Kingdom not from hence.

John 18:36

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Monday, January 3, 2011

An ILLUSION of UNION...

...is not what HE+ wants.

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Here is a brave letter from a brave heart to the unfaithful heart of the beloved... read on...
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Dear C...
I am returning this $1,000 you sent. Yes, there are crucial needs, but the greater need is for you to send your heart. I need not your money nor your presence here--- even as desperately lonely as I am without you--- until your heart returns to your home.
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Without your heart, you see, both your presence and your money are shallow... leaving me more hurt and hollow than before.
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Indeed, both your presence in the house and your gift of money is simply for you, an illusion to make you feel better about yourself. It is not an offering of real love nor does it meet real needs. I need you, not your gifts.
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And as far as wanting to drop by to fix the steps and screen door, well, truly they have needed a lot of attention for a while--- but you are not the one to fix them. They will go without repairs until I find a pure-hearted person who does not need to do good deeds to build an illusion about himself.
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I'll ask someone whose heart simply is available for the chore. Your heart, you see, is not. It is not available to the home you left and it would be illusionary for you to make it seem like it was.
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Really, it would do more harm than good because a broken step is nothing compared to a broken heart. A torn screen door knows nothing of the pain of a torn and shredded covenant that once bound us together in love.
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So, I am returning to you these offers of your presence here, your skills, and your money so that there is NO ILLUSION established that your heart is right with me... no illusion in your mind nor in anyone who should see or hear of your activities.
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All I want is your heart... all of it.
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Your loving--- but Truthful--- Covenant Spouse
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JESUS answered
and said unto them,
"Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites,
as it is written,
'This people honoreth ME with their lips,
but their heart is far from ME. '
Word of The LORD,
recorded by Mark, chapter 7, verse 6.
Also see Isaiah 29:13
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Nevertheless,
I have somewhat against thee,
because thou hast
left thy first love.
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Word of The LORD JESUS CHRIST,
Revelation 2:4
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