The Sacred Stone and Scripture Revealing Mysteries…

REVELATION 14

The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion

1Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. 2And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. 3And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. 4These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.
Vision of the Angel with the Gospel 6And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; 7and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”

Excerpt From: The Lockman Foundation. “New American Standard Bible.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/new-american-standard-bible/id381116171?mt=11

 

SONG OF THE STONE

WE SAT ON the floor of a dark room, illuminated only by the light of a solitary oil lamp. In the teacher’s hand was a small parchment.

“In the New Covenant Scriptures it’s recorded that at the end of the Passover Seder, the Last Supper, Messiah and His disciples sang a song. What song would they have sung?”

“How could we possibly know?”

“The word used to describe the song is the Greek humnos. Humnos was used to speak of the Psalms of Israel. And from ancient times it was ordained that the Passover Seder would always end with the singing of songs, specifically, the Psalms, and a specific set of Psalms called the Hallels. The Passover would end with the singing of the last of these, Psalm 118.”

“And is Psalm 118 significant?”

“Extremely so,” said the teacher as he began to read from the parchment. “It is this . . . Psalm 118, that contains the words, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.’ The Hebrew word used for rejected also means despised and abhorred. Who is the rejected stone?”

“Messiah,” I answered, “‘He was despised and rejected of men . . .’”

“Two thousand years ago that song was sung all over Jerusalem, the song of the rejected stone. And it would be fulfilled on that very Passover. It was right after Messiah and His disciples finished singing the song that they went to the Mount of Olives where He would be arrested, despised, and abhorred—and finally cast away at the crucifixion, the epitome of rejection. But what also does it say? ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.’ So the despised and rejected man on the cross would end up becoming the cornerstone of faith . . . of civilization . . . of history . . . and of the world. Think about it . . . kings and queens, generals and emperors, bow down to a man nailed to a cross. The most pivotal, world-changing life on this planet is that of a crucified Jewish Rabbi . . . the stone of rejection. And that crucified Rabbi becomes the cornerstone of history. In God, the object of man’s hatred becomes the center of His love, and the object of man’s despising becomes the vessel of His glory. How amazing is that? And it was all there that night of the Passover Seder . . . in the song of the stone.”

The Mission: Make Him who is the Cornerstone, the cornerstone of all you do today. Build everything else from that foundation.

Psalm 118:22–23; Isaiah 53:3; Hebrews 13:12–13; 1 Peter 2:4–8

The Rosh Pinah

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

The Sacred Stone and Scripture Revealing Mysteries…

REVELATION 14

The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion

1Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. 2And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. 3And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. 4These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. 5And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.
Vision of the Angel with the Gospel 6And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; 7and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”

Excerpt From: The Lockman Foundation. “New American Standard Bible.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/new-american-standard-bible/id381116171?mt=11

 

SONG OF THE STONE

WE SAT ON the floor of a dark room, illuminated only by the light of a solitary oil lamp. In the teacher’s hand was a small parchment.

“In the New Covenant Scriptures it’s recorded that at the end of the Passover Seder, the Last Supper, Messiah and His disciples sang a song. What song would they have sung?”

“How could we possibly know?”

“The word used to describe the song is the Greek humnos. Humnos was used to speak of the Psalms of Israel. And from ancient times it was ordained that the Passover Seder would always end with the singing of songs, specifically, the Psalms, and a specific set of Psalms called the Hallels. The Passover would end with the singing of the last of these, Psalm 118.”

“And is Psalm 118 significant?”

“Extremely so,” said the teacher as he began to read from the parchment. “It is this . . . Psalm 118, that contains the words, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.’ The Hebrew word used for rejected also means despised and abhorred. Who is the rejected stone?”

“Messiah,” I answered, “‘He was despised and rejected of men . . .’”

“Two thousand years ago that song was sung all over Jerusalem, the song of the rejected stone. And it would be fulfilled on that very Passover. It was right after Messiah and His disciples finished singing the song that they went to the Mount of Olives where He would be arrested, despised, and abhorred—and finally cast away at the crucifixion, the epitome of rejection. But what also does it say? ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.’ So the despised and rejected man on the cross would end up becoming the cornerstone of faith . . . of civilization . . . of history . . . and of the world. Think about it . . . kings and queens, generals and emperors, bow down to a man nailed to a cross. The most pivotal, world-changing life on this planet is that of a crucified Jewish Rabbi . . . the stone of rejection. And that crucified Rabbi becomes the cornerstone of history. In God, the object of man’s hatred becomes the center of His love, and the object of man’s despising becomes the vessel of His glory. How amazing is that? And it was all there that night of the Passover Seder . . . in the song of the stone.”

The Mission: Make Him who is the Cornerstone, the cornerstone of all you do today. Build everything else from that foundation.

Psalm 118:22–23; Isaiah 53:3; Hebrews 13:12–13; 1 Peter 2:4–8

The Rosh Pinah

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Spiritual Food…Purity

THE FOOD OF THE PRIESTS

WHAT IF THERE existed a food with special powers?” asked the teacher. “And whoever ate of this food became holy and was given the ability to perform works for God they could never have done before?”

“It would save a lot of time and effort,” I replied.

“The priests of Israel didn’t just offer up the sacrifices,” he said. “They partook of them. The priests lived on the sacrifices. It was their food and sustenance. A holy priesthood had to partake of a holy food. And what is food? It’s that which you live on . . . and that which becomes you.”
“You are what you eat,” I said.

“Yes. And you do what you eat,” he said. “It is food that gives you the energy to move, to work, to act, to do, and to accomplish. So it is with spiritual food.”

“What is spiritual food?”

“It is that which your spirit lives on, that which your heart partakes of. And what you partake of in the spiritual realm is what you will become in the spiritual realm. If you partake of that which is spiritually unclean, if you eat the food of bitterness, of impurity, of lust, of gossip, of darkness, then you will become unclean, impure, and of darkness. But if you partake of that which is spiritually pure and holy, then you will become spiritually pure and holy. And as physical food gives you physical energy, so spiritual food gives you spiritual energy. So if you partake of spiritual food that is holy and of God, it will give you spiritual power and energy to do what is holy and good and to accomplish the works of God. So what exactly was the food of the priests?”

“The sacrifices?”

“And what is the ultimate sacrifice? Messiah. And the Scriptures say that if you’re born again, you are now part of a holy priesthood. So if you’re a priest, you must now live on the food of the priests, on the sacrifice. In other words, you must make Messiah the food you live on, every day. His love, His goodness, His mercy, His presence must become your daily sustenance. And if you partake of Messiah, then His nature will become your nature, and His essence your essence. His energy, His spirit, and His power will be given you that you might accomplish the works of God and do what you never could have done before. So from now on live on the food of the priests. Partake of the holy. For you are what you eat . . . and that which you partake of . . . becomes you.”

The Mission: Partake today only of what is good and holy, the food of the priests. Dwell on the good and nothing else. And you will become so.

Leviticus 6:29; Psalm 34:8; John 6:51
Food of the Priests”

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Giving Thanks

THE EUCHARISTIA

WE WERE SITTING by the fire at night. The teacher had in his hand a piece of unleavened bread, matzah. He broke off a piece and handed the rest to me. We partook.

“The bread of the Passover,” he said, “as Messiah gave to His disciples at the Last Supper.”

“Communion,” I said.

“Which is from the Passover. And do you know what some call that bread?”
“The Eucharist,” I replied.

“Yes. And do you know where that word comes from? It comes from the Greek word, eucharistia. It appears in the Scriptures. But it doesn’t mean bread.”

“What then?”

“Eucharistia means to give thanks or to say a blessing.”

“So why do people think it’s the bread?”

“It was what Messiah said over the bread. It’s what the Jewish people have said over the bread for ages. It was the Hebrew blessing known as the Motzi. He said, ‘Baruch Atah Adonai, Elohaynu Melekh Ha Olam, ha motzi lechem min ha aretz,’ which means, ‘Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.’”

“So the eucharistia is not the bread but the blessing of thanks for the bread.”
“Yes, said the teacher. “And what does that tell you?”

“That life is not about things.”

“Exactly. It tells you that your life does not consist of objects, but of the blessings you say over them . . . the thanks you give for them. You see, it doesn’t matter how much or little you have on earth. What matters is how much thanks you give for what you have. The one who is rich in possessions but poor in thankfulness is, in the end, poor. But the one who is poor in possessions but rich in giving thanks is, in the end, rich. And what was the bread over which Messiah gave thanks? It was the symbol of His suffering and death. Yet He spoke a blessing over it and gave thanks for it. For those who give thanks in all things have the power to turn curses into blessings . . . and sorrows into joy . . . the power of the eucharistia . . . to live a life of blessing.”
The Mission: Seek today not to increase what you have, but to increase your thanks for what you have. Give thanks in all things. The greater your thanksgiving, the greater will be your life.

Psalm 136; Luke 22:14–23; 1 Timothy 6:6–8

The Eucharistia

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Seeing Into the Imperfections and Discovering The Kingdom of God…Gaining Insight

SEEING THE COLORS OF HEAVEN

IT WAS A sunny afternoon. The teacher led me into one of the most beautiful of the school’s gardens, one that was filled with flowers of every variety and color. He handed me a piece of colored glass he had removed from his pocket.

“Now look at the garden through the glass. How many colors do you see?”

“Just one,” I replied. “Everything’s red.”

“Yes. The glass filtered out every ray of light except for the red. Even though the garden is filled with colors, all you can see through the glass is the red. The world, like this garden, is also a mix of colors. What God created is good. But the creation is fallen and is now a mix of good and evil. And it will be your glass that will determine what you see and what you receive of the world . . . The things you take for granted will become the filter of your glass. If you live requiring or expecting to get from this this world heaven or perfection, as one who deserves to be blessed, and thus taking the blessings for granted, you’ll blind yourself from seeing those blessings.”

“I would have thought it to be the opposite.”

“No,” said the teacher. “What you take for granted is that which you blind yourself from seeing . . . and that which you end up losing. If you take the good for granted, you’ll filter out the good. And the only thing you’ll see is all that is not good—the wrong, the imperfect, and the dark. To require heaven of this life is to filter out the heavenly . . . and make life hellish.”

At that, he handed me a second glass. When I lifted it to my eyes, I saw all the other colors, everything except the red.

“This is the secret,” he said, “and it’s linked to hell. If instead of taking heaven for granted, you take hell for granted . . . in other words, that you deserve judgment but have been given grace instead . . . and thus that no blessing is deserved or warranted . . . and no good thing is taken for granted . . . what then will happen? The opposite. Your heart will see only the good and every blessing. Everything will become a gift from God, and every moment, His grace. You see, compared to hell, this life is heaven . . . So learn to see your life through the second glass, and you’ll filter out hell. And what will remain? Heaven . . . and a heavenly life. . . . and you’ll see your life in heavenly colors.”

The Mission: Take judgment and hell for granted and the fact that you’re saved from it, and every other blessing in your life as total undeserved grace. And, by this, live a heavenly life.

Romans 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:15–17; James 1:17; 1 John 3:1
The Third Practice”

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Imperfections

     As we look at the world we see that life is not perfect. However, it is critical to recognize how the theme of our life is what people recall about each one of us. The vision that we leave behind is what people will remember. By putting our work towards transmitting a message to those who have been searching for answers we know that we are doing God’s work. Life consists of many relationships. We are responsible for helping people to find understanding. God’s word helps us to find the answers that we need. By simply putting the Bible on the shelf we miss the true meaning of life. By ignoring God we miss learning how to become like Him in character and wisdom. 

     Proverbs 21:1-3 “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes. Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice is desired by the Lord rather than sacrifice.”

      

Union of The Spirit and The Bride

THE AGENT

WE CAME TO a tent camp I had never seen before and sat down in a nearby stretch of sand. I noticed a man making his way through the camp to one of the tents. He entered it and stayed inside for some time before emerging with two others, a middle-aged man and woman. I presumed them to be husband and wife. There, by the tent, they spoke into the nightfall.

“That,” said the teacher, “is an agent. He represents a man and woman from one of the other camps. His mission is to see if a marriage can be arranged between the son of those who sent him and the daughter of those to whom he was sent. It happened the same way in ancient times. Abraham sent his servant to a foreign land to find a bride for his son Isaac. So the servant embarked on the journey, bringing with him Abraham’s treasures as gifts for the bride. He ended up meeting the young woman Rebekah. After saying yes to the proposal of marriage, Rebekah embarked with the man on a journey back to the tents of Abraham where she would, for the first time, see Isaac face-to-face.”

“There’s a mystery there,” I said.

“Yes,” said the teacher. “Abraham offered up Isaac as a sacrifice. Not long after that comes the account of Isaac’s bride. To what would that correspond?”

“The offering of Isaac foreshadows the sacrifice of Messiah. So after Messiah’s sacrifice . . . comes the search for the bride . . . the bride is the church . . . each of us.”

“And whose mission then begins?” he asked. “Who is sent to the bride?”

“The Spirit of God,” I said. “The Spirit’s mission is especially to the bride.”
“Yes. The Spirit is the Agent, the Agent of the Father, the Agent of God. And the Spirit comes to the bride and shares with her of the Father and the Son . . . and draws her to them. And the Spirit comes bearing gifts from the Father to the bride, the gifts of the Spirit. And the Spirit leads the bride on a journey to the Son and the Father. And do you know what the name of Abraham’s servant was? Eliezer. And do you know what Eliezer means? It means my God is the helper. And what is the Spirit called? The Helper. So as real and as present as the servant was to Rebekah in her journey, just as real and present is the Servant of the Father, the Spirit, in your journey. So you’re never alone, not one moment of your life. You have one beside you, who is the Agent of God . . . For alongside you in your journey . . . is God, your Helper.”

The Mission: Live today in the awareness that you are not alone. God Himself dwells with you in the Spirit. Live as one with whom He is present.

Genesis 24:2–4; John 14:14, 26; 15:26; 16:13

The Isaac Rebekah Wedding Mystery I–III

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Marriage Of The Minds

The marriage of the minds is where we begin to understand true love and predestination. The marriage that we as Christians understand is not of this world. The marriage that I am referring to is between Jesus and His bride. This marriage may not yet be seen but is real and just might possibly be taking place, as the times that we live in are telling us. To be aware of this marriage and union between the two is the secret to decoding the last book of the Bible, the Revelation.

Considering the marriage that must take place in order for all things to be fulfilled according to God’s purpose is to be in tune with the mind of God. Thinking of a marriage that is bigger than the world is where we begin to comprehend the mind of God. If Jesus were to come again a second time, how might we expect that marriage to take place. I believe that by seeking Him out, all might discover Jesus in pure and absolute truth.

The marriage of the mind is how we might expect to become a part of this union. No matter where we are in the world, God is omnipotent and omniscient. In the end of times this will be the key to understanding a second coming of Christ and the Holy Spirit of God.

The King of Righteousness

THE IMAGE OF THEIR KING

WHAT IS A king?” he asked. “A king is the leader and ruler of his people. He leads his people. And the people, in one way or another, follow him. In one way or another they walk in his path and reflect his image. The two are joined together. So Messiah is the Sovereign of Israel, King of the Jews.”

“But that would seem to go against what you’ve said before. A people follow their king. But for the last two thousand years, the Jewish people have not been following Him.”

“But if He’s their King, then they must, in some way, still follow Him or be joined to Him. That’s the mystery,” he said. “They still follow Him. You just don’t see it . . . Two thousand years ago Messiah became an outcast, a pariah, a man of suffering. Since that time, what has happened to the Jewish people? They became an outcast nation, a pariah nation, and a people of suffering. Messiah was falsely accused, mocked, vilified, abused, and dehumanized. In the same way, for two thousand years, the Jewish people have been falsely accused, mocked, vilified, abused, and dehumanized. Messiah was robbed of His dignity, wounded, and condemned to death. So too the Jewish people have over and over again been robbed of their dignity, wounded, and condemned to death. Messiah was led as a lamb to His death, stripped naked, and executed. So too His people have, through the ages, been led as lambs to their deaths, stripped naked, and executed. You see,” he said, “Messiah remains the King of Israel . . . and, in one way or another, a people will follow their king. And so for two thousand years, the Jewish people have followed in the footsteps of their King and, in that time, have borne His image.”

“But after His death,” I said, “He was resurrected.”

“And so the children of Israel were also crucified . . . in the Holocaust. But after it was over, the nation of Israel was resurrected, the only nation on earth to have undergone such a resurrection from life to death . . .just as had its King. And if His nation, without intending to, still follows Him and still bears His image, how much more must we. How much more must you follow Him and walk in His footsteps. How much more must you be conformed to and bear His image to this world. They have done so without knowing. How much more must you in your knowing . . . For a nation must follow its king.”

The Mission: Today, make it your first priority and aim to be conformed to the image of your King. Walk, act, think, and become in the likeness of Messiah.

Isaiah 53:3; Romans 8:29; 1 Peter 2:21

The Isaiah 53 Rabbinical Mystery I–II

Excerpt From: Jonathan Cahn. “The Book of Mysteries.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/v7hZdb.l

Righteousness

Romans 5:1-5 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

1 Peter 5:10 “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”

     Being established in righteousness is key in our pathway to God. In order to access the Holy Spirit we must first be established in righteousness. Knowing that tribulations only strengthen our soul gives us the reassurance that God will overcome in the end. By facing tribulations we build patience and endurance to run the race by which we have been called. Therefore, we do not get discouraged but instead are reassured of God’s love for us. 

     By living a life full of confidence and discernment we know that we may obtain success in life. For we may even begin to understand the meaning of the phrase “success from failure.” For if we do not attempt to attain success how may we ever know the meaning of success? It is our job to seek out our calling by which to build upon. This is where we understand true success from righteousness. Our works towards God will be justified by pursuing what we love to do. For we are all blessed with different gifts of knowledge.