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. 

     

The True Temple of God

THE CHIASMA

WE WERE SITTING on opposite sides of a small wooden table in one of the school’s courtyards. The teacher reached into a cloth bag, pulled out several pieces of a chess set, and set them on the table in this order: the white king, the white bishop, the white knight, the black knight, the black bishop, and the black king.

“What pattern do you see here?” he asked.
“The white side is the inverse of the black side and the black of the white.”
“It’s called a chiasma. It’s a pattern that appears in Scriptures: ‘Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.’ ‘The last will be first, and the first will be last.’”

“So God used the pattern in His Word.”
“And not only in His Word,” he said, “but in the age.”
“How so?”
“He ordained the end to be as the beginning, and the beginning as the end.”
“I still don’t understand.”

“In the beginning of the age, Israel disappeared from the world. But it was prophesied in the Scriptures that at the end of the age, Israel would reappear into the world . . . a chiasma. In the beginning of the age, the Jewish people were scattered from Israel to the ends of the earth. But it was prophesied that at the end of the age they would be gathered from the ends of the earth back to Israel . . . another chiasma. In the beginning of the age, the Jewish people were driven from Jerusalem. But at the end of the age, they must dwell in Jerusalem once again. In the beginning of the age, believers in Messiah were persecuted by an anti-Christian world civilization. So at the end of the age, it is prophesied there will again be an anti-Christian world civilization and persecution against believers in Messiah. At the beginning of the age, Messiah left this world from Jerusalem. So at the end of the age, He will return to this world and to Jerusalem. And, lastly, it was at the beginning of the age that the believers of the Book of Acts walked the earth. So at the end of the age . . .”

“They are to walk the earth again,” I said. “And we are to be that people.”
“Yes,” he said. “Therefore, live as if you were one of them. Stand as they stood. Go forth as they went forth. And overcome as they overcame. It is our role, our part, and our calling . . . on the other side of the chiasma.”

The Mission: Live today as if you were one of the believers at the very beginning. As they overcame their world, overcome yours.

Matthew 20:16; 23:12; 24:12–13; Acts 2:17

The Nisan-Tishri Revelation

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

The Ancient Temple

Acts 17:24-28 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man He made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. For in Him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’ “

The ancient temple is one of our greatest clues to where we may discern the true presence of God in a world that is full of distractions and illusions. By reaching out for the truth we discover that, just as it was in the days of Paul, the true temple is not one that has been built by the hands of men, but by God…

The Power of Faith: The Mind Behind It All…

THE POWER OF EMUNAH

ONE OF THE most important of words,” said the teacher, “is faith. Without it, you can’t be saved. And apart from it, you can’t do anything of heavenly value. You can’t overcome and you can’t live victoriously. So what is it?” he asked. “What is faith?”
“Faith is to believe,” I said.
“To believe what?”
“What you can’t see.”

“In Hebrew, the word emun speaks of that which is sure, solid, and true. Add an ah to emun and it becomes the word emunah. Emunah is the Hebrew word for faith. What does that tell you?”

“Faith is linked to what is true.”

“Yes. And so faith is a very solid thing. It isn’t a wishful thinking or an unrealistic hoping. Faith is linked to that which is rock solid—the truth. Faith is that by which you join yourself, root yourself, and ground yourself to the truth. And the word emunah also means steadfast, established, stable, and steady. So the more true faith you have, the more steadfast you become, the more stable, the more steady, and the more established. So faith,” said the teacher, “causes you to become strong.”
He paused for a moment before continuing. “But there’s another Hebrew word that also comes from the same root word as truth and faith. And you already know it. It’s the word amen. It even sounds like emun and emunah. So to say, ‘Amen,’ is to say, ‘It’s true, I agree, yes.’ So, what is faith? Faith is to give your amen to God’s emun, His truth. So faith is to say amen, yes to God—amen to His reality, amen to His love, and amen to His salvation . . . not just with your mouth but with your heart, your mind, your emotions, your strength, and your life. ‘Truth faith’ is to say amen with your entire being. And the greater, the stronger, and the more confident your amen, the greater and more powerful will be your faith. So give the amen of your heart and life, the strongest amen you can give to the Word, to the truth, and to the love of God, and your life will become emunah, steadfast, established, and as solid as a rock.”
“Amen!” I added.

TheMission: Take a word from the Word of God today and give it your strongest amen, the total yes of your heart, soul, mind, and will.

Isaiah 7:9; Colossians 2:6–7; Hebrews 11:6
Emunah”

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

The True Horse and Quality of Omnipotence

THE SHAMAYIM AND THE ARETZ

HE LED ME out in the darkness of the night to a sandy expanse. There we lay down and gazed up into the star-filled skies.

“It’s so vast,” said the teacher, without turning from his upward gaze.
“The sky?” I answered. “I would think it is.”

“In Hebrew, the word for heaven is shamayim. The word for earth is aretz. When you hear a Hebrew word that ends with im, it’s a sign that word is plural. So what does this tell you?”

“The word for heaven is plural . . . but the word for earth is not?”
“Correct. Shamayim, heaven, is plural, but aretz, earth, is not. And it’s not just the words; it’s what the words represent.”
“Which is . . .”

“That which is earthly is singular. That which belongs to the physical realm is finite. Everything that is physical is limited. That’s why, no matter how much of the earthly realm you get, no matter how many earthly possessions you possess, it can never fill you or bring you completion.”

“Because they’re limited,” I said, “because they’re finite.”

“And so a life focused on the physical . . .”

“Is a life filled with limitations.”
“But if you empty your heart of physical things . . .”

“Then you empty yourself of limitations.”

“So the things of earth are finite,” he said, “but the things of heaven are infinite. The physical is limited, but the spiritual is unlimited. Only that which is spiritual, the infinite, can fill the heart.”

“But how does one get away from living in the earthly realm?”
“One doesn’t,” said the teacher. “You can’t escape living in the earthly realm—but you don’t have to live of the earthly realm. You must deal with earthly things, but you don’t have to fill your heart with them. Set your heart on that which is heavenly. Fill up your heart with that which is spiritual. For heaven is shamayim, and shamayim has no limitation. And, therefore, a heart filled up with that which is spiritual and that which is heavenly . . .”

“Becomes unlimited.”

The Mission: What are your possessions? Today, let go. Free up your heart of its earthly possessions. And fill it up with the spiritual and heavenly.

Isaiah 55:9; Philippians 4:8–9

The Hebrew Mysteries I–IV

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

The True White Horse

(THE WRITING HORSE…CLUE TO GAINING FULL INSIGHT)

As we carefully analyze the end times and Biblical prophecy we see that following the antichrist Jesus appears to us in a way that is without a doubt all of God’s Glory. Jesus appears bright and clean in a robe dipped in blood. Now as we attempt to understand this piece of the Revelation we must pay careful attention to the deep mind of God and the hidden sufferings of Jesus Christ. The sufferings of Jesus are most of all felt deep inside His body especially His heart. His heart is the center of the body and without His heart the world would be lost forever. The heart of Christ is filled with knowledge that only God can provide and His Son uses that knowledge when God commands Him to do so. All of the angels of heaven follow Him and are guarding the truth that He holds deep inside. His heart is where the true crucifixion has taken place.

We see that in the end an angel standing in the sun, bearing all the beauty of God’s Glory is the one who commands that all kings, generals, mighty men, horses and their riders, and all people who have CHOOSE TO RISE up against the Son of God are to be REMOVED FROM the EARTH AND THE WORLD WITH CHRIST IS TRANSFORMED. The reason that God commands this is due to the horrific attacks and persecution upon His Son. Of all the finishing touches that God commands in this event, the beast and the false prophet who had performed miraculous signs in the presence of man are cast into the lake of fire. The followers who are left  after this event, will be cut down by the sword that comes out of the mouth of the rider on the white horse, Jesus.

Remember that it is not about times or dates as much as it is about God’s will. The end is concerning God’s will through His Son and all of the angels of heaven. God has already chosen the day and the time of which these events are to unfold. It could be AT THIS VERY MOMENT, THE PRESENT TIME… This is the spirit of prophecy.

In God’s mind one day may be a thousand years…It is our job to be sure that we act according to God’s will and honor what He has predestined from since the beginning of the world. The new world has yet to come. Know that God has already carefully designed this world, and His Son and the entire kingdom of God are the author of it all.

Psalm 90:4-6 “For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning–though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.”

The Truth Behind Regeneration and Rejuvenation…

THE MIDBAR

HE TOOK ME out in the desert to an immense valley surrounded by reddish mountains, which turned increasingly purple and blue as they extended out into the far distance.

“What words come to your mind,” said the teacher, “when you look at the desert wilderness?”

“Dry . . . barren . . . hot . . . austere . . . severe . . . hard . . . forbidding . . .”
“And when people go through hard times—times of loss, crisis, tragedy, loneliness, conflict, hardship, problems, separation, tears—they speak of going through the wilderness. And yet the wilderness is a holy place. It was in a desert wilderness that God gave His Law, His Word, and where He revealed His presence. The wilderness is holy.”

“So the hard times in our lives are holy?”

“For those who are His children, yes.”

“How so?”

“In Hebrew, the wilderness is called the midbar. Midbar comes from the root word davar. And davar means to speak. What is the wilderness? It is the midbar. And what is the midbar? It is the place of God’s speaking, the place of His voice. It’s where God especially talks to us. Why did He bring His people into wilderness, into the midbar? So He could speak to them. He brought Moses into the midbar to speak to him through a burning bush. He brought Elijah to the midbar to speak to him in a still, small voice. So too He brings us into the wilderness that He might speak to us.”
“What is it about the wilderness that makes it the place of God’s speaking?”

“Look around you,” he said. “What do you see?”

“Not much . . . rock, sand, mountains.”

“That’s why,” said the teacher. “God speaks, but we don’t hear. We have too many distractions. But in the wilderness the distractions are gone. So God brings us to the wilderness that we might hear His voice. Therefore, do not fear or despise the wildernesses of your life, and don’t despise His removing of the distractions. Rather embrace it. Draw closer to Him. And listen to what He is saying. Seek to hear His voice, and you will hear Him. For the wilderness in your life is not just a wilderness.

It is holy ground . . . the midbar . . . the place of His voice.”
The Mission: Put away the distractions, those things that keep you from hearing. And go into the wilderness, the midbar, and seek the voice of God.

Deuteronomy 8:2–16; Psalm 46:10; Jeremiah 29:12–13; Luke 3:2

The Midbar

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

The Recycling Of A World

In God’s mind, the idea of recreation is at hand. The idea of recreation is the simplistic understanding that we have all that we need, as it was given to us by God. As parents, teachers, and ministers we are responsible for teaching the basic concepts that apply to overcoming the world. We are to be instructing and teaching individuals how to survive without being slaves to mankind. Jesus came in order that we would come to know how to achieve freedom in the kingdom of God.

Freedom is doing what you love and being responsible enough to provide for your family. The basic idea that God commanded in the beginning of time was to put food on the table. Work is to be directed towards creating an example of how we can provide and not be slaves to the world around us. Of all lessons to be taught throughout the Bible this is most critical in understanding God’s desire for us.

It is important for all working individuals to be aware of who and what they are working for. We are not subject to any authority other that which God has instituted. That means that our job is to use the discernment  of God in order to perceive what has been made by God and what has been created by man. This is a an absolute in the world today.

Of all the lessons that we as nation ought to be pursuing, we need to be focused upon using our resources together in order to not be slaves to mankind. This is a prime example of a revolution that must take place in order for us to make all things new together as a body of believers in Jesus Christ. Recycling is a basic concept that is at the core foundation of a new world. By recycling our goods and resources we are able to flourish without being slaves to man. Recycling and innovation is how we make progress in achieving a state that is worthy to be called sufficient for God. It is not about how much we have, but more directed towards what we do with what we have.

The circle of life is our way of overriding the symbols and meaning of the world without God. The same is exemplified by the symbol of recycling. Recycling is the way in which God plans on making all things new. By each and every person seeking to learn how one is able to do all these things with the help of the body we learn how we may define true success in the kingdom of God.

The basic idea of making all things new is empowering one another in a direction opposite of the world. This is God’s plan to save mankind.

Build Upon Truth

APPOINTING YOUR DAYS

WE’VE SPOKEN OF the year before you,” said the teacher. “Today we will speak of the days before you. What will the days yet to come bring to your life?”

“How could I know that?” I replied. “I don’t really have a say in the matter.”
“But what if you did?”
“How?”
“It is written, ‘Teach us to number our days.’ What does that mean?”

“That our days are limited, and so it’s wise to number them.”

“That’s correct,” he said. “And it’s the first meaning of the Scripture. But in the original language is a secret. And this secret can change your life, the days of your life. In the Hebrew it says, ‘Teach us to manah our days.’ The same word, manah, appears in the Book of Jonah where it is written that God manahs a fish, a worm, and a wind.”

“Then manah must mean more than number.”
“It does. It means to prepare and to appoint. So you must not only number your days, you must learn to prepare your days, to appoint your days.”
“What does that mean?”
“It means that you’re not just to watch and wait passively to see what your days will bring. You’re to prepare them.”
“How can I prepare my days before they happen?”

“How did the first days happen in the beginning? They didn’t just happen. Before they existed, God prepared them. He appointed them. He purposed them. So if you’re a child of God, you must do likewise.”
“How?”
“Prayer.”
“Praying for days that don’t yet exist?”
“Prayer isn’t only for what is, but for what is not yet.”
“But I can’t determine what will happen.”

“It doesn’t matter what happens. You appoint your days in God to bring what is good. You consecrate them for the purposes of God. And then you use your days to accomplish those purposes. Don’t let your days determine your life. Let your life determine your days. And don’t just let your days go by. Prepare them, that they might become vessels of blessing and life. Appoint your days . . . for the purposes of the Most High.”

The Mission: Prepare the days ahead. Set them apart. Commit them into God’s hands and appoint them for the fulfilling of His purposes.

Psalm 90:12; Acts 19:21
The Shannah and the Manah”

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

Build Upon Truth

James 1:17 “Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.”

As a nation, and as a world, we are to build upon truth. By building upon false truth we encounter problems. Knowing what is concrete is critical to development. May we always seek to develop a bigger sense of purpose and truth in all that we do. The rewards are much greater when we incorporate a sense of purpose into our work. Helping others to identify their own purpose is where we make progress and instill growth. May we all recognize the Father of lights who is the same every day, and who teaches us  how to build.

Newness and Change-Sacred Understanding

THE SHANNAH

HE CAME TO me at night.

“What is a year?” asked the teacher.

“Three hundred sixty-five days,” I answered.

“But in the sacred tongue of Scripture it’s more than that. It’s called the shannah. . . and it contains a secret. The word shannah is linked to the number two.”

“I don’t get the connection.”

“Shannah can mean the second, the duplicate, or the repeat. In the natural realm, in the realm of astrophysics and nature, the year is a repetition of what has already been . . . the revolving of the earth around the sun . . . the coming of winter, spring, summer, and fall . . . the blossoming of flowers and their withering away, the rebirth of nature and its dying, the same progression, the same replaying of what already was. So a year is a shannah, the repetition of the past. And now you have a new year before you. So what kind of year will it be?”

“What do you mean?”

“The nature of nature is to repeat, just as we live, by nature, as creatures of habit. We gravitate toward doing that which we’ve done before, the same routines and courses, even when those routines and courses are harmful to us. So what will the shannah, this coming year, be for you?”

“Well if the year means the repeat, I guess I don’t have much of a choice. It will be mostly the same as the one before.”

“But you do have a choice,” he said. “You see, the Hebrew shannah has a double meaning. It not only means the repeat . . . it also means the change.”

“How can the same word mean the opposite?”

“The same way the year ahead of you can be the opposite. The way of the world is to repeat—but the way of God is the way of newness and change. You can’t know God and not be changed by knowing Him. And His will is that the year, the shannah ahead of you, be not a time of repetition, but of change, of new beginnings, of new steps, of breaking out of the old ways and the old nature.”

“And if you want to see a year of new things, you must choose to live not in the natural and walk not by nature and all its oldness and repetitions. But you must choose to live in the supernatural and walk in the will and power of Him who makes all things new. Live on earth in the power of heaven . . . and you will walk in the newness of life . . . and the year ahead will be a shannah . . . of change.”
The Mission: Today, step out of your old ways, habits, and steps. Do what you’ve never done before but should have. Walk in the newness of the Spirit.

Isaiah 43:19; Romans 6:4; 2 Corinthians 5:17

The Shannah

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

Hope

Romans 5:2-5 “…through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

May the hope described in the scripture above constantly provide us the reassurance that we need to carry on when times get tough. We do not give up, but instead we stay the course and know that God is in control. There are many times that we feel like giving up, as times get to be challenging. But we do not give in to the opposition or our adversary. We overcome by being strong of mind.

Let us stand as a full body by which all of our strength is in tact. The body is built to withstand troubled times. May we always focus upon the hope that will carry us on…We are to seek out change and the sacred understanding of God’s divine plan…Just like the Shannah…Key of Importance…