God’s Flock…

Seeing the World Through God’s Eyes…Judgment Upon Mankind…
 
God uses the goat to symbolize evil in numerous instances in the Bible. In Zechariah 10:3 (KJV) He says He will punish the goats. In Matthew 25:31-46 Christ’s Parable of the Sheep and the Goats tells of His return and of judging the nations. In verse 33 He says, “And He [Christ] will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.” The sheep are then given eternal life, but the goats are cast into the Lake of Fire. It should be abundantly clear from this section of Scripture that we want the attributes of sheep and not those of goats! (Pay attention)
 
Isaiah 14:9-14
 
“Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet at thy coming: it started up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou become like unto us? They pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou “cut down to the ground” (Symbolic of the current events…), which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most high…”
 
Zechariah 10:3
 
“Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the Lord of hosts hath visited his flock (sheep) the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in battle…”
 
Leviticus 17:7
 
And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be STATUTE for ever unto them throughout their generations…”
 
Micah 1:16
 
Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the “eagle”; for they are gone into captivity from thee…”
 
Amos 8:10
 
“And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an “only son” (only begotten son…), and the end thereof as a bitter day…”
 
This verse describes the mourning heart of Jesus for His Father to be exalted…baldness and shaving can be understood as an act of dedication to serving God…”regrowth” is always in the mind of God…just as “rebirth” (like a child’s first burst of hair…) is the key to understanding the Kingdom of God…as soft and delicate as a lamb…symbolism is key…

The Good Old Days…

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Bread of Life (Pages 83-87) 

Key Reference: Revelation 5:6

“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth unto all the earth…”

READ Malachi 3:1-4. Behold, I am going to send My messenger (Who might that have been or be in a present day scenario?) , and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. And He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings of righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord, as in the days of old and as in former years (NASB).

 

READ Luke 12:49-53. I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five mem- bers in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

For God has sent forth His messenger to clear the way before He executes judg- ment upon all of the earth. He has sent His Son into the world to overcome all of the fallen angels in heavenly realms, as well as the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet. Know that Jesus Christ had to first undergo a baptism from heaven, and was for a little while lower than the angels. Now He has complete authority to fulfill God’s plan and for all of the events of Revelation to play out. For Jesus Himself bore our sins in His body and had to be purified in order to once again save us from our sin. This was God’s doing, out of pure love for humanity. God has given His Son as an offering for all, and to overcome the dragon or Satan that has created the beast and the false prophet. In this battle in the heavenly realm, we see that the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet are doomed. Do not fall into the distractions of the media or entertainment, but understand that in the end, there will be many obstacles to overcome in order to see clearly. The news only goes so far. Instead, use the Bible as your source of discernment. For Jesus now brings with Him the power of fire upon the earth. He will extinguish all of the evil that exists and persists in the world to create a new heaven and a new earth. It is important to recognize that division has already taken place in households. This was part of prophecy and fulfillment of God’s perfect plan in order for all things to be revealed. This has been one of the toughest realizations, but one that is happening now. Religious differences cause a lot of division to take place and individuals must go out on their own in order to fight for God’s cause. They shall seek to enter the gate that God has prepared for them in order to find a place of shelter and assurance. We seek out the fire which has been kindled in order for us to be baptized by the Holy Spirit. That is what Jesus underwent and that is what we are to seek out, to be baptized by Christ.

Truth Reveled By God

Chapter: Fountain of Living Waters {Pages 136 (Behold, I am making all things New..)-140}

READ John 10:6-11. Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t know what he meant, so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep (J. NLT).

 

READ Romans 8:38-39. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (J. NLT).

READ Habakkuk 3:2-4. I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by.

And in your anger, remember your mercy. I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the Holy One coming from Mount Paran. His brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with his praise. His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden (J. NLT).

 

DEVOTIONAL (Page 138)

Jesus reminds us that the entrance into him, through his body, is the gate for the sheep. We must acknowledge this during the second coming of Christ to fully understand how we may enter the kingdom of God and go back and forth from heaven to earth during the final days. During the final days and for all of time, this is how people have entered the kingdom of heaven, by walking into his body. We also are brought into an understanding that he has awesome power to protect the sheep that enter by the gate. In his hands glows radiance and power! We are to know that nothing can separate us from him, especially during the final days. Not demons, nor fallen angels, nor the devil himself can keep us from Jesus. He provides a light and a path for us to be hidden from all evil and the world without God. This dwelling place is our home and our fortress. Do not allow worries to keep you from God, for fear and anxiety is caused by the adversary. Do away with worry and overcome your fears.

The Powers of Heaven

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Redeemer (Pages 103-108…)

 

READ Psalm 19:1-8

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run

a race. His going forth is from the end of heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. (Concordance Bible)

DEVOTIONAL

(Key To Understanding) “The voice of God is one that is heard throughout the entire world!”

The voice that we have to guide us is one that we find in our meditation and while reading the Word of God. By quietly meditating, we are able to hear God and be filled with His spirit. The revelations that come from God are sometimes very quiet. This is part of understanding God. In most cases throughout history, God’s voice has been very quiet and most of His revelations have been in secret. This has happened up until the point of the Son of God coming to boldly reveal the truth. This boldness may come through writing and battles in heavenly realms. (For the Angels of God understand in full…) He will make known to all the truth of the Son of God. The power of God is for his voice to be heard unto the ends of the Earth and throughout all of the heavens. Just by speaking, God will transform the world. The transformation that we are looking for is going to happen when all prophecy has been fulfilled. The circuit that God works is one that goes out into all of the Earth. His work echoes for all to hear and experience. The basic premise of God is to make the simple wise and full of grace and truth, for the simple are some of the most godly people.

 

God is simple and wise in his ways. He does not intend to make things complicated or confusing. God is full of discernment. Running the race for the heart of the Lord is what life is all about, and will help you recognize where the true battles are fought. This is how it is in our present world.

Matthew 13:43: “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Concordance Bible)

We should live our lives shining forth as the righteous. The sun (Righteous), again, plays a very significant role in understanding the brilliance of God and the Son of God.

 

Matthew 13:44-45:

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all that he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. (Concordance Bible)

If you were to discover the kingdom of heaven, wouldn’t you want to move to where you found it? In the end of days, many who are seeking God will find the kingdom of heaven. The powers of the kingdom of heaven will be what control the world. The battles in heavenly realms will be where the true battle is fought and where we should understand the controlling force to be. Remember the powers of the heavens will be shaken, but the Son of God will stand and overcome all adversity. Do not be afraid. Be full of confidence that God will fulfill His purpose and reconcile His people.

A Word From The Kingdom of Heaven

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Our Peace (Pages 84-87)

READ Proverbs 8:6-9:

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing forward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. (Illuminated Bible)

 

READ 1 John 1:1-5:

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. (Illuminated Bible)

 

DEVOTIONAL

As we read the Word of God, we are able to gain understanding as to true wisdom versus the wisdom of the world. We are also able to obtain spiritual energy, which allows us to maintain the course. Without this Jesus energy, we have no way to keep up and fight the battles that we must face. We are to be honest and trustworthy, and to have no deceit within us. We are to follow the path of righteousness and not give in, but sometimes it is hard to find the energy to keep up. So, focus on studying the Word of God and overcoming the opposition. If you give up, you go back to square one, and it can feel like there is no way out. There is always a solution, but we must focus on discovering it in order to achieve that level of holiness. Being ordained into eternal life is what we desire, and that is our way to experience God.

 

God will bless you, if you seek Him out in every way. He will not let you down! Trust in Jesus to help you find a way out, and to not fall into temptation. He will be your guide and the light unto your path. Do not lose that light, but remain full of it in order to overcome the darkness. Life is not easy, and we know that the closer we get to finding God, the more challenging our lives become. It is not easy, and we must keep ourselves safe. (Be smart) Finding our safety within God is what He desires. He is a fortress and a shelter for those in need. Knowing that God has mercy is also our way of finding peace. God’s peace is what we desire. Everyone faces various problems in their lives, and we must deal with them in a way that pleases Him. However, that is not always easy. We must fight hard to win this battle between good and evil. We must give it all that we have— our hearts and souls.

 

Removing the Veil

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Jehovah-Yahweh (Pages 15-17)

READ Revelation 21:1-4. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

Reading and abiding by the commandments of Moses are the veil that covers our heart. When the veil is removed, all is revealed and God gives us liberty through His Spirit. In each city across the world, there ought to be an event taking place in which all people look in the mirror and see themselves being transformed into the glory of God. For one day, this will be the world that we live in, a new earth. We all want to be a part of the new creation and each fulfill our role as a servant of God, demonstrating His glory through our works. 

 

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: King Eternal (Pages 13-16)

 

READ Joel 2:28-32:

Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old me will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on servants-men and women alike. And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth-blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the LORD arrives. But everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved, for some on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will escape, just as the Lord has said. These will be among the survivors whom the Lord has called. (J. NLT)

 

READ Luke 21:29-36:

The he gave them this illustration: “Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man. (J. NLT)

 

DEVOTIONAL

As we look to God for guidance, we are to remember that in the last days God will pour out his spirit upon all of those who seek him diligently with their whole hearts. God will be the one to guide us into the direction of Jesus before the world goes into utter chaos. We are to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and into his body, as we see him in his divine state. How do we know him from the false prophets and messiahs? We know him because of the truth that he reveals and by his actions as God incarnate. He has the Holy Spirit within him and will not lead us astray, as the false prophets and messiahs have in the past and present. Look to all the clues that reveal him and his true nature. He is fully human and one to whom we can put our trust for ultimate protection. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end…

Freedom By Truth

Truth Revealed By God

Chapter: Chosen One (Pages 93-95)

READ Jeremiah 30:6-9. “Ask now, and see, if a male can give birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale? Alas! for that day is great, there is none like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s dis- tress, but he will be saved from it. And it shall come about on that day,” declares the Lord of hosts, “that I will break his yoke from off their neck, and will tear off their bonds; and strangers shall no longer make them their slaves. But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up for them” (NASB).

 

READ John 1:17-18. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him (NASB).

 

DEVOTIONAL

We are made aware of the fact that God can do all things and that He is able to free us from all restraints carried out by our adversary (Mark of the Beast). Anything and everything is possible with God. We know that God appointed David to be the king, and that from David would come the Son of God. He would be the offspring of David, and the Lion of the tribe of Judah. In the Book of John, we gain understanding of how Jesus is in the bosom of the Father. For the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one entity in one body. These scriptures help us to understand where Jesus comes from and how we can know His existence with the Father.

He Who Became Sin On Our Behalf…

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Messenger Of The Covenant (Pages 51-55)

 

READ 2 Corinthians 6:16-20:

Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more. Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new. But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not reckoning unto them their trespasses, and having committed unto us the word of reconciliation. We are ambassadors therefore on behalf of Christ, as though God were intreating by us: we beseech you on behalf of Christ, be ye reconciled to God. Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him. (Pronouncing Parallel Bible)

 

READ 2nd Peter 3:1-10:

Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following after their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with

you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. (NLT)

DEVOTIONAL

During the last days, God will bring together all of those who have trusted in Him and have given Him their lives. All people must seek to be godly and to not be consumed by the wrath of God, for those who are able to stand in the time of testing will be those who will inherit the kingdom of God. Remember that we have all been reconciled to God by the sacrifice of Jesus who, knowing no sin, became sin on our behalf. He was brought into the world in order to learn our ways until the day when God said that it was time to stop. Jesus became fully human in order that we could better understand him and relate to him. This is how He saves those who have become so lost. It is our job to stay true to ourselves and to know that God is watching out for us. In the end, God will save those who are His children.