THE MYSTERY OF THE TRIANGLES
WE SAT FACING each other on the desert sand. The teacher was holding a stick, which he would use to reveal the mystery. “On the night of Passover,” he said, “the Israelites marked their doorposts with the blood of the lamb. Do you know how they did it?”
“They put the blood on three places, on the right beam, on the left beam, and on the top beam.”
Using the stick, he made three dots in the sand: one on the top, and two below it to the right and the left.
“Now let’s connect the dots,” (Key Note: Book of Daniel) he said as he began drawing a line from dot to dot. “What does it form?”
“A triangle pointing upward to heaven. The act was performed by man looking toward God, from earth to heaven, from man to God. In the first Passover the blood of the lamb appeared on the beams of their doorposts. But over a thousand years later, in the Passover of the Messiah, the blood appeared on the beams of the cross. In how many places did that blood appear?”
I thought for a moment before answering. “Three,” I replied.
“At His right hand, at His left hand, and at His feet.”
At that, he put the stick back in the sand and drew three dots, one on the bottom, and two above it. Then he again connected the dots. It formed another triangle alongside the first. But this one pointed down.
“Again, three marks of blood . . . Again it forms a triangle. But this triangle points downward, just as this Passover sacrifice comes not from man to God, but from God to man. And now what happens if we join the (two) Passover triangles?”
He then drew the two triangles, the one overlapping the other. “What do you see?” he asked.
“The Star of David!” I said. “It forms the Star of David, the sign of Israel.”
“A Star of David formed by the hand of God across the span of ages . . . the sign of Israel’s redemption joined to the sign of man’s redemption . . . and together forming the sign of God’s ancient nation. A sign that the mystery of Israel is the Lamb . . . that the Lamb has come . . . and that all who take refuge in His blood . . . will be set free.”
The Mission: The blood of the Lamb breaks every chain and bondage. Walk today in the power of the Lamb and break free.
Exodus 12:3–7; 1 Corinthians 5:7
The Lamb and the Doorway…
WE WERE ALL sitting around the campfire, the teacher and I, along with several other students. But because I was sitting next to him, only I could hear his words as he read from the scroll in his hand.
“‘The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.’ It’s from the Book of Revelation,” he said, “the thirteenth chapter, the first verse . . . the apocalypse. . . a word that brings fear. But do you know what the most apocalyptic things is?”
“The destruction of the world?”
“No,” said the teacher, “. . . a wedding.”
“How could a wedding be apocalyptic?”
“The word apocalypse comes from the Greek apokalupsis, which, in turn, comes from two root words: apo, which means away or to remove, and kalupsis, which means a veil or covering. So the apocalypse. . . is the removing . . . of the veil. The word speaks of the revealing, the opening of the vision concerning the end. But there’s more to it. When you get to the end of the Bible and the end of the apocalypse, what you find is a bride and a Bridegroom. What you find is a wedding. In the ancient Hebrew marriage, on the day of the wedding, when the bride and groom, after their long separation, now stand face-to-face, the bride lifts the veil from her face . . . the removing of the veil . . . the apokalupsis . . . the apocalypse. So the two stand there, with no veils and no more separations, face-to-unveiled-face. In the same way, there will come a day, a wedding day, when all veils will be removed and we will see Him as He is, and He will see us as we are, unveiled and face-to-face. You see,” said the teacher, “we are all heading to one apocalypse or another, the apocalypse of judgment or, in salvation, the apocalypse of a wedding. And if you are of the wedding, then you must even now come before Him and remove your veil and your coverings, with no more separations and nothing hidden. For only if you come as you are . . . can you know Him as He is. And only then will He be able to touch you as you must be touched . . . and changed. Learn the secret of living as on the day of the wedding . . . even now . . . with no coverings . . . in the apokalupsis of the bride and groom . . . face-to-face . . . and beyond the veil.”
The Mission: Come to God today in the apokalupsis of the bride, unveiled, nothing hidden, and nothing covered. Let Him touch what must be touched.
1 Corinthians 13:12; Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 19:7–9
The Person Behind the Veil…
THE MYSTERY OF THE YEHUDIM
DID YOU EVER wonder,” asked the teacher, “what the word Jew means or where it comes from? In Hebrew, the word for the Jewish people is the Yehudim. It comes from the Hebrew word for praise, thanksgiving, and worship.
A Jew is one whose identity is based on praising God, giving thanks, and worshipping the Almighty. A Jew is one whose very existence is a praise and witness to the existence of God.”
“It’s strange,” I said, “that a name linked to praise should become a word of vilification, that a word linked to worship should be used as a profanity, and a word linked to thanksgiving could be used for cursing.”
“Yes, it’s a strange world,” said the teacher, “where those born to praise and give thanks should be so hated, cursed, and warred against. What was it that was written over Messiah’s head when He died?”
“King of the Jews,” I replied.
“‘King of the Yehudim,’” he said. “His life was the epitome of the word Jew. His life itself was a praise to God. Everything He did was to bless, to worship, to glorify God.”
“And the world crucified Him whose life was a praise to God.”
“A strange world,” the teacher said again. “And yet even in the crucifixion, He didn’t stop being the King of the Jews, the epitome of the Yehudim. Even the act of dying was an act of praise, a glorifying of God. He never succumbed to the evil . . . but overcame the evil with good. He blessed those who cursed Him and even gave His life to save them.”
“And those who follow Him,” I said, “those who are His, must do likewise.”
“Yes. Never be overcome by evil or let it stop you from blessing or giving praise. In all things give thanks. At all times, give praise. Bless in the face of cursing. Make your life a vessel of praise. For if He who is King of the Yehudim is your King, then you also be of the Yehudim.”
“Meaning one whose very existence . . . is now a praise to God.”
The Mission: Today, praise God, give thanks, and bless. No matter what the circumstance, no matter what goes on around you or against you, praise God.
Psalm 34:1–3; Romans 2:29; Philippians 4:11–13
Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l