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1 Credits Revelation Illustrated Copyright Pat Marvenko Smith 1982, Revelation Illustrated Copyright Pat Marvenko Smith 1982, Jerusalem Prophetic Art Copyright© , Pamela Suran. “permission requested” Jerusalem Prophetic Art Copyright© , Pamela Suran. “permission requested” All Other Content Property of Maud Taylor © 2008* All Other Content Property of Maud Taylor © 2008*Outline pt. 1. Introduction: The 5 Mysteries in the Bible pt. 1. Introduction: The 5 Mysteries in the Bible pt. 2. The 1st Mystery: The Bridegroom pt. 2. The 1st Mystery: The Bridegroom pt. 3. The 2nd Mystery: The Bride pt. 3. The 2nd Mystery: The Bride pt. 4. Interlude: The Blindness & the Glory of Israel pt. 4. Interlude: The Blindness & the Glory of Israel pt. 5. The 3rd Mystery of Lawlessness and the 4th mystery of Godliness pt. 5. The 3rd Mystery of Lawlessness and the 4th mystery of Godliness pt. 6. The 5th Mystery of Unity: One reconciled Bride pt. 6. The 5th Mystery of Unity: One reconciled Bride pt. 7. Interlude: The Blind Spot and the Apostasy in the Church pt. 7. Interlude: The Blind Spot and the Apostasy in the Church pt. 8. The Birthpangs of Messiah and the Glory of the Persecuted Bride pt. 8. The Birthpangs of Messiah and the Glory of the Persecuted Bride pt. 9. The Apocalypse (Revealing) of the Bridegroom and the Bride pt. 9. The Apocalypse (Revealing) of the Bridegroom and the Bride

2 2. Mystery of the Bride So So because Yeshua was doing these things on shabbat, the Judeans persecuted him. Yeshua said to them, them, “My “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” John 5: He 1. He didn’t deny he was working on shabbat 2. He 2. He claims the Father has been at work even on shabbat 3. Q: 3. Q: So then, what is lawful work on shabbat? A: A: My food,” said Yeshua, “is to do the will who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” Jn 4:34-35 What What did G-D not finish at creation? The The New Creation in the Bride… Bride… The harvest of the sons of G-D “Even “Even now he harvests the crop for eternal life” life” Jn 4:36 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of G-D to be revealed. Rom 8:19

3 The Covenant of Sacrificial Love The The Test of True Love He He loves me, he loves me not? It’s all about me... huh … you …? Hide Hide & seek = Idolatry is Adultery Love Love covers a multitude of sins The The Meeting Place: To be fully known Tryst Tryst (secret place) = HaMakom (sanctuary) House House of peace (safe place): No rest, no nest Fear Fear of intimacy removed, capacity for intimacy restored Covenant Covenant Exchange & Loyalty Partake Partake with me, partake of me: Wholly Giving and Receiving No No weapon shall prevail against you, thus says the L-RD In In sickness and in health until death do us apart? No. Better! Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. Jn 6:54 Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of G-D

4 The Bride’s Response Faith Faith = Knowledge born of love She She is drawn to Him because He, the Fountain of life, draws her to Himself is ravished by His gaze and enthralled by His presence “Because “Because He first loved us”: True love is undeserved and unfathomable Bridegroom Bridegroom of blood – Circumcision of the the Ex 4:25; Jer 4:1-4; 4:1-4; Php 3:3; Rom 2:25-29 “The “The Lord is My Portion”: She chooses Him True True Israel: A after G-D’s own own  She She guards her heart against lifeless counterfeits (idols) prepares Herself = “zeal with knowledge” Jer 31:34 trusts and seeks intimacy with Him (yada) Phil 3:10-11 delights in His voice and is washed by His Word proclaims Him worthy and follows Him (she obeys) recognizes the beauty of His holiness (broken & poured out for her) He He makes her holy by His word & Spirit (she is also broken and poured out)! She She puts on the clothes of His choosing choosing Rev 19:8 She She grows in His likeness and bears kingdom fruit (righteous acts of the saints) aligns her will to His Will = submission based on faith, hope in Him Your Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven She She honors her bridegroom as L-RD – Your kingdom come Psalm 45:11 welcomes and yearns for His kingship over the kingdom shares in His Name “Lord of Righteousness” Jer 23:6 - Jer 33:16 as a city and a people takes on the attributes of her King I am not loved by G-D because I am valuable. I am valuable because I am loved by G-D

5 G-D for US What, then, shall we say in response to this? 1. I f G-D is for us, who can be against us? 2. H e who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 3. W ho will bring any charge against those whom G-D has chosen? 4. I t is G-D who justifies. Who is he that condemns? 5. M essiah Yeshua, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of G-D and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? 6. S hall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. 7. “ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Messiah Yeshua our L-RD. Rom 8:31-39

6 G-D in Us Our Identity: “In Messiah” “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.” me.” John 6:56-57 Look at what people become and you see the character of their g-dLook at what people become and you see the character of their g-d We can’t live for Messiah unless we abide in MessiahWe can’t live for Messiah unless we abide in Messiah

7 Our Destiny: “for Messiah” “… Messiah loved the church and gave himself up for her “… Messiah loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless” Eph 5:26-27 to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless” Eph 5:26-27 Once identity is clear, so is calling (for such a time as this) Once identity is clear, so is calling (for such a time as this) Messiah’s: to be the light of the world John 9:5 Messiah’s: to be the light of the world John 9:5 Bride’s: to be the light to the world Mt 5:14-15 Bride’s: to be the light to the world Mt 5:14-15 And our inheritance which is also in Messiah And our inheritance which is also in Messiah New life in the eternal kingdom New life in the eternal kingdom Assist as servants in His eternal reign Assist as servants in His eternal reign Esther is the type of the first hidden then revealed bride who glorifies the bridegroom

8 Being Fully Known G-D in US G-D for US We for G-D We in G-D Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Cor 13:12 Only if you are fully known can you be fully loved…

9 The World: The Bride Emerges… To be an example to the nations of His righteous kingdom To be an example to the nations of His righteous kingdom He allows, sets & removes rulers to exercise justice Rom 13:1-7; Dan 2:21 He allows, sets & removes rulers to exercise justice Rom 13:1-7; Dan 2:21 World peace comes through G-D’s Law & nations embracing Messiah Is 2:2-4; 9:6-7 World peace comes through G-D’s Law & nations embracing Messiah Is 2:2-4; 9:6-7 He fashions the shapes & destinies of nations but warns them first He fashions the shapes & destinies of nations but warns them first Like a potter Jer 18:7-10; Prov 21:1; 1 Sam 20:9 Like a potter Jer 18:7-10; Prov 21:1; 1 Sam 20:9 He allows wicked rulers Jer 27:6; 1 Kgs 12:15; John 19:10 He allows wicked rulers Jer 27:6; 1 Kgs 12:15; John 19:10 He planted the seed of “theocracy” in Zion He planted the seed of “theocracy” in Zion He set one nation above the others to be their G-D & King Dt 26:19 He set one nation above the others to be their G-D & King Dt 26:19 David calls all Israel & nations to praise the L-RD Ps 67:2-4; 108:3 David calls all Israel & nations to praise the L-RD Ps 67:2-4; 108:3 Eternal kingship promised to a descendant of David 1 Chr 17:11-14 Eternal kingship promised to a descendant of David 1 Chr 17:11-14 He exercises perfect justice and mercy, fulfills all hope John 5:19 He exercises perfect justice and mercy, fulfills all hope John 5:19 In Zion, He is enthroned as the Great King forever Dt 12:5; Ps 9:11; 1 Chr 22; 2 Chr 2:5; 2 Chr 5:13-2 Chr 6; Is 18:7; 2 Chr 20:5; 2 Kings 19:15 In Zion, He is enthroned as the Great King forever Dt 12:5; Ps 9:11; 1 Chr 22; 2 Chr 2:5; 2 Chr 5:13-2 Chr 6; Is 18:7; 2 Chr 20:5; 2 Kings 19:15 G-D has stripped all rulers of their final authority, except His Son G-D has stripped all rulers of their final authority, except His Son “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry” Psalm 2; Is 11:3-5; Is 14:5-11; Is 42:3-4 “Kiss the Son, lest He be angry” Psalm 2; Is 11:3-5; Is 14:5-11; Is 42:3-4 The Spiritual destiny of a nation is carried by the remnant of believers within that nation The Spiritual destiny of a nation is carried by the remnant of believers within that nation Remnants submit for the Lord’s sake until His Kingdom comes 1 Pet 2:13-14 Remnants submit for the Lord’s sake until His Kingdom comes 1 Pet 2:13-14 Every knee shall bow before the King of Kings Rev 19:11-16; Rev 21:23-27 Every knee shall bow before the King of Kings Rev 19:11-16; Rev 21:23-27 He will shake all the nations & bring them in for judgment He will shake all the nations & bring them in for judgment In the valley of Jehoshaphat Is 2:4; Hag 2:6-7; Joel 3:2,12; Heb 12:26-29 In the valley of Jehoshaphat Is 2:4; Hag 2:6-7; Joel 3:2,12; Heb 12:26-29 Remnants of all nations will worship King Messiah, enthroned in Zion Zec 14; Is 61:11 Remnants of all nations will worship King Messiah, enthroned in Zion Zec 14; Is 61:11 A King is nothing without His kingdom, His people, His willing servants, His bride!

10 Israel’s History Rocks & Rolls A Jewish Love Story (2) Gan Gan Eden: A Holy Creative Desire Bridegroom Bridegroom & bride predestined from the foundation of the world To To walk with G-D, not hide from him The The L-RD’s Desire for His Bride in hiding From From seeding faith at Mamre to oaks of righteousness in Zion Gen 18; Is 61:2-3 Shavuot: Shavuot: Test & Betrothal at Sinai →“My portion is in My people” Dt 32:9 Israel, Israel, the chosen Bride: I will be your G-D, you will be my people, my treasured possession a nation of priests Ex 19:5; Dt 7:6, 14:2, 26:18; Ps 135:4; Mal 3:17 ARocky Betrothal: The Unfaithful Bride cast away… will be restored The The Bride’s troubled origins and prostitution Ezekiel 16, 23 He He espouses & woos her: Provoking her to jealousy Hosea 1:1-10, 1:1-10, Hosea 2:18-23 Exile: Exile: is she given a certificate of divorce? Ez 20:32-34; 22:1-4,13-16: Jer 3:1-11 Come Come out of her my people, only repent, and I will your husband again Jer 3:14 He He is faithful in spite of her unfaithfulness Jer 3:14-18 Betrothal Betrothal Sealed with the Bride price: The Bride Cleansed at Pesach The The pregnant virgin bride who was no whore Luke 1:35 "How "How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. fast. Matt 9:15 The The Bridegroom pays the ultimate bride price in a covenant of sacrificial love But for both houses of Israel he will be a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. Isaiah 8:14; Ps 118:22

11 Bride Divided, Bride Divorced? Jacob’s blessings Jacob’s blessings Davidic Kingdom Divided Davidic Kingdom Divided Both divorce and exile are temporary Both divorce and exile are temporary Exile & Return (seed somewhat preserved) Exile & Return (seed somewhat preserved) “The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone” Ps 118:22 “The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone” Ps 118:22 Scattered through nations (mixed seed) Scattered through nations (mixed seed) Visible Jews as scapegoat Visible Jews as scapegoat Two sticks reconciled Two sticks reconciled Double blessing Birthright Israel Divorced Judah Exiled Scattered (mixed seed) Scattered (but visible) Regathered As One Resurrected Bridegroom has lawfully betrothed Israel so the Jewish bride’s offspring among Gentiles is a legitimate graft & the natural olive branch can be regrafted! Y Judah & Joseph, Jews & Joes

12 The Prodigal Bride Israel’s Destiny Reshaped in Yeshua The The self-righteous application of “separation unto holiness”… Pharisees: Pharisees: clubs of Chaverim “law keepers” Am Am Ha-Aretz: Ha-Aretz: the rabble “law breakers” …Prevents G-D’s offer of redemption and inclusion To To sinners sinners (those who need it the most) To To self-righteous self-righteous (unaware of their own need for repentance) Yeshua Yeshua the Bridegroom associates publically with sinners He He did not join the chaverim was accused of “welcoming sinners & eating with them” Luke 15:1 Nature Nature of repentance = All the lost have to do is accept “being found” 3parables of true repentance: Lost sheep, lost coin, lost son Prodigal’s Prodigal’s return is still self-serving: he abandons all schemes to redeem himself by becoming a hired servant servant Lev 25:35-41 Costly Costly Love in an Honor/Shame-Based Society The The only active agent of repentance is G-D, whose love is measured in costly sacrifice sacrifice (Father shames Himself in public before the townspeople perform the kasatza “cutting off” ceremony) “I “I am not worthy to be called your son” son” Luke 15:21 in context: v Deemed Deemed worthy to enter freely into reconciliation as a son, and not as one who owes anything True True repentance is realizing our fundamental predicament is not having broken the law, but having broken fellowship with G-D The The Older son and “those who need no repentance” More More rejoicing in heaven over 1 who repents than 99 who don’t don’t Luke 15:7: Ezk 14:11-16 Eldest’s Eldest’s unforgiving  :  : willing to break fellowship with his father because mercy was granted without cost to the prodigal prodigal Is 57:15,19 Repentance Repentance is utterly the work of the L-RD: come out, LET YOURSELF BE FOUND! So So that I may gain Messiah and be found in Him Philippians 3:8-10 The Father humbled Himself to find his lost son! He gives the prodigal the best robe, a signet ring and sandals for his feet!

13 The Drama of Messianic Church History A Jewish Love Story (3) Igo and prepare a mansion for you (Firstfruits) Predestined Predestined as wife for the bridegroom from the foundation of the world as g-dly offspring for the Father from the foundation of the world For For eternal life and intimacy with the L-RD My My sister my Bride (Sarah, Rebecca, Song of Songs) Iwill build up my Bride (Shavuot) Iwill write my law in your heart Iwill equip you Iwill prune you so you may bear fruit Iwill not leave you like orphans (Time of Gentiles) Iwill send the Comforter who will guard, guide and remind you of me (chaperon) peace I give to you not as the world gives: In this world, you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world Iwill come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also (as nothing can separate us) Prepare Prepare yourself for the wedding feast (Sukkot) Send Send out My invitation to the whole world Stay Stay awake and watch for Me Iwill judge those who persecute you because of Me

14 The Mystery of Esther G-D’s Prophetic Plan I Xerxes (The heavenly King or G-d) desired to show his glory through Vashti’s beauty to the sinning world. Xerxes (The heavenly King or G-d) desired to show his glory through Vashti’s beauty to the sinning world. Vashti (Israel) refused to hear his voice and be a vehicle of his glory. Embroiled in hostessing the wives’ banquet, she placed her immediate concerns and activities above the King’s command. Vashti (Israel) refused to hear his voice and be a vehicle of his glory. Embroiled in hostessing the wives’ banquet, she placed her immediate concerns and activities above the King’s command. A lot of religious activity and tradition has been more important to Israel than a serene relationship with her eternal King (erecting the fence of Torah) and than her mission to the lost sinners. A lot of religious activity and tradition has been more important to Israel than a serene relationship with her eternal King (erecting the fence of Torah) and than her mission to the lost sinners. A new queen is sought by the King who will display the qualities of obedience Vashti was lacking. An invitation to the banquet is given to all nations. A new queen is sought by the King who will display the qualities of obedience Vashti was lacking. An invitation to the banquet is given to all nations. Esther, a remnant of Israel displays the qualities that the King’s chamberlain Heggai (Holy Spirit) knows the King is looking for. Esther, a remnant of Israel displays the qualities that the King’s chamberlain Heggai (Holy Spirit) knows the King is looking for. Groomed from birth by Mordecai (the Son) Hadassah keeps her Jewish identity hidden, is renamed Esther. During her time of preparation, she selects those things that Heggai approves as appropriate for her entrance into the King’s chambers. Groomed from birth by Mordecai (the Son) Hadassah keeps her Jewish identity hidden, is renamed Esther. During her time of preparation, she selects those things that Heggai approves as appropriate for her entrance into the King’s chambers. Esther, an orphan, remembers she is redeemed by Mordecai, and displays the qualities the King looks for thus pleasing him, but she keeps her Jewish identity secret as promised to Mordecai. Esther, an orphan, remembers she is redeemed by Mordecai, and displays the qualities the King looks for thus pleasing him, but she keeps her Jewish identity secret as promised to Mordecai. Similarly the true church remembers she was purchased from a life of sin and given eternal life. Similarly the true church remembers she was purchased from a life of sin and given eternal life.

15 The Mystery of Esther G-D’s Prophetic Plan II The King bethrothes her in a New Covenant that builds His bride in the Holy spirit (7 eyes: Presence, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, Fear of the L-RD) by writing the Law in her heart. The King bethrothes her in a New Covenant that builds His bride in the Holy spirit (7 eyes: Presence, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, Fear of the L-RD) by writing the Law in her heart. This represents the New Covenant bride born of those built up by Yeshua, her Redeemer and guided by the Holy Spirit. Esther represents the church whose name and identity seems to be gentile for a while. This represents the New Covenant bride born of those built up by Yeshua, her Redeemer and guided by the Holy Spirit. Esther represents the church whose name and identity seems to be gentile for a while. Mordecai sits by the king’s gate and discovers a plot against the king. With Esther’s help, the plot is made known to the King and foiled. Mordecai sits by the king’s gate and discovers a plot against the king. With Esther’s help, the plot is made known to the King and foiled. Teresh and Bigthan’s plot typifies the ancient conspiracy that challenges God’s sovereignty in the earthly and spiritual realms by substituting human political & religious systems that deny G-D’s existence and G-D’s Law. Teresh and Bigthan’s plot typifies the ancient conspiracy that challenges God’s sovereignty in the earthly and spiritual realms by substituting human political & religious systems that deny G-D’s existence and G-D’s Law. Yeshua by his death and resurrection and the triumph of the church over the ancient pagan Empires exposed and foiled the plot forever. Yeshua by his death and resurrection and the triumph of the church over the ancient pagan Empires exposed and foiled the plot forever. In the end of days, there is final effort to set up a world government & a world religion where G-d is dethroned and replaced by man, proclaiming himself G-D. In the end of days, there is final effort to set up a world government & a world religion where G-d is dethroned and replaced by man, proclaiming himself G-D. Haman represents Satan who accuses the brethren before the heavenly throne and is angered that Yeshua who is sitting at G-D’s right hand never rises in his presence just as Mordecai refuses to bow before Haman. Haman represents Satan who accuses the brethren before the heavenly throne and is angered that Yeshua who is sitting at G-D’s right hand never rises in his presence just as Mordecai refuses to bow before Haman.

16 The Mystery of Esther G-D’s Prophetic Plan III Haman receives the King’s seal and issues a decree to destroy the Jews as the Antichrist will try to destroy all Jews & Christians in the days of Jacob’s trouble. Haman receives the King’s seal and issues a decree to destroy the Jews as the Antichrist will try to destroy all Jews & Christians in the days of Jacob’s trouble. Mordecai warns Esther she has come to royalty for such a time as this and she enters the throne room with her petition after 2 days (2000 years) of fasting and praying. She invites the king & Haman to a banquet, then delays her request until the next day. Mordecai warns Esther she has come to royalty for such a time as this and she enters the throne room with her petition after 2 days (2000 years) of fasting and praying. She invites the king & Haman to a banquet, then delays her request until the next day. The king remembers he has not rewarded Mordecai for foiling the plot againd Him. After 2000 years, as the Antichrist sets up his New World Order and decrees death to Israel, G-D remembers it is time for Yeshua to don His royal robes (his reward). The king remembers he has not rewarded Mordecai for foiling the plot againd Him. After 2000 years, as the Antichrist sets up his New World Order and decrees death to Israel, G-D remembers it is time for Yeshua to don His royal robes (his reward). Just as Haman’s scaffold is raised for Mordecai, and the edict of genocide for the Jews has gone out, so the New World order is rising swiftly with its anti-G-D message. Yet he thinks he has not lost favor when he is summoned to Esther’s 2 nd banquet. Just as Haman’s scaffold is raised for Mordecai, and the edict of genocide for the Jews has gone out, so the New World order is rising swiftly with its anti-G-D message. Yet he thinks he has not lost favor when he is summoned to Esther’s 2 nd banquet. Swiftly the tables are turned as Esther reveals her Jewish identity and exposes Haman, who begs for mercy. The king turns away for a moment then sees him seducing her and condemns him to his own gallows. Swiftly the tables are turned as Esther reveals her Jewish identity and exposes Haman, who begs for mercy. The king turns away for a moment then sees him seducing her and condemns him to his own gallows.

17 The Mystery of Esther G-D’s Prophetic Plan IV The bride is made ready when the church is aware of her Jewish roots and Israel is aware of her gentile offspring in Messiah. She then points to the Antichrist before the King of the universe, “He is the man who decrees death to me and my people.” The bride is made ready when the church is aware of her Jewish roots and Israel is aware of her gentile offspring in Messiah. She then points to the Antichrist before the King of the universe, “He is the man who decrees death to me and my people.” Satan is expelled from the throne room, infuriated knowing he only has a short time. Heaven rejoices at the exposure of the plot and grieves for the inhabitants of earth. Rev 12:12 Satan is expelled from the throne room, infuriated knowing he only has a short time. Heaven rejoices at the exposure of the plot and grieves for the inhabitants of earth. Rev 12:12 The Great Tribulation is cut short for the sake of the elect as Esther and her people are rescued (raptured) and the Bridegroom descends to exact vengeance upon her enemies. The Great Tribulation is cut short for the sake of the elect as Esther and her people are rescued (raptured) and the Bridegroom descends to exact vengeance upon her enemies. Israel is allowed to defend herself in that day and 1/3 will survive and none will prevail against them. The World Order is defeated as the fear of Israel overtakes allrulers and principalities Esther 9:2-3; Zec 14:193 Israel is allowed to defend herself in that day and 1/3 will survive and none will prevail against them. The World Order is defeated as the fear of Israel overtakes allrulers and principalities Esther 9:2-3; Zec 14:193 The scepter is extended again to Esther as she co-rules with the Messiah in the true New World Order, the Bridegroom’s Millennial Kingdom inaugurated by the Lamb’s Wedding Banquet descended from heaven on the foremost of all mountains on earth in Zion. The scepter is extended again to Esther as she co-rules with the Messiah in the true New World Order, the Bridegroom’s Millennial Kingdom inaugurated by the Lamb’s Wedding Banquet descended from heaven on the foremost of all mountains on earth in Zion.

18 Names of the Bride Segullah (My own possession) Segullah (My own possession) My Sanctuary (mamlechet kohanim vgoy kadosh) My Sanctuary (mamlechet kohanim vgoy kadosh) Temple of the Spirit Temple of the Spirit My Beloved My Beloved People of G-D: My flock, my people People of G-D: My flock, my people Faithful Remnant(s) Faithful Remnant(s) Israel (Overcomer) Israel (Overcomer) “Desired One” Hepzibah “Desired One” Hepzibah Jerusalem (Zion), city of truth Jerusalem (Zion), city of truth City on a Hill, salt & light City on a Hill, salt & light My Body (given for you) My Body (given for you) My Kehilah (Church) My Kehilah (Church) New Eve New Eve New Creation (G-dly offspring) New Creation (G-dly offspring) New Jerusalem Rev 21:9-14 New Jerusalem Rev 21:9-14 The names of the redeemed are in the Lamb’s Book of Life

19 MESSIANICMESSIANICMESSIANICMESSIANIC REMNANTSREMNANTSREMNANTSREMNANTS The bride is composed of remnants who do not idolize their own doctrines or nations, who do not become legalistic heresy hunters, chauvinistic patriots or racists.

20 Brides of Christ? The Bride of Messiah is not woman Title “brides of Christ” misappropriated The Bride of Messiah is not woman Title “brides of Christ” misappropriated By nuns By nuns By Pentecostal cult (Åsa Waldau) By Pentecostal cult (Åsa Waldau) The Bride of Messiah is a corporate body The Bride of Messiah is a corporate body Submitted to the head which is the Bridegroom Submitted to the head which is the Bridegroom Offspring of Messiah is the church grafted into Israel Offspring of Messiah is the church grafted into Israel The church is born of His Word come out of Zion The church is born of His Word come out of Zion Name of Bride is Zion, the place where His word is planted Name of Bride is Zion, the place where His word is planted Zion is also the people in whose heart the Law is written Zion is also the people in whose heart the Law is written The L-RD will dwell among His people The L-RD will dwell among His people The Body is a new Creation The Body is a new Creation Grafted into the Root (Holy One of Israel) Grafted into the Root (Holy One of Israel) Transformed (circumcision of the heart = mystery of godliness) Transformed (circumcision of the heart = mystery of godliness) Made One (echad = mystery of reconciliation) Made One (echad = mystery of reconciliation)

21 Israel the Overcomer The Bride is Transformed & Renamed From Jacob to Israel Jacob the “deceiver” tried to “help” G-D Jacob the “deceiver” tried to “help” G-D The usurper in us = face we show the world The usurper in us = face we show the world But face to face alone with G-D… But face to face alone with G-D… = Honest Fight: No more tricks & games = Honest Fight: No more tricks & games He has/is the Last Word. He has/is the Last Word. We win only when He wins We win only when He wins Expect a test of truth beyond past lies Expect a test of truth beyond past lies Don’t quit without asking for blessing Don’t quit without asking for blessing Honest Blessing → Honest Name Honest Blessing → Honest Name New Name: Israel the “overcomer” Gen 32:28 New Name: Israel the “overcomer” Gen 32:28 Jacob is overcoming with, not against, G-D & men Jacob is overcoming with, not against, G-D & men Face we try to hide = Face G-D wants to lift up Face we try to hide = Face G-D wants to lift up G-D covers our face with truth, not flattery G-D covers our face with truth, not flattery Persistence with G-D means no compromise Persistence with G-D means no compromise It earns protection and power with G-D & men It earns protection and power with G-D & men If He is for us, Who can be against us? If He is for us, Who can be against us? Unlike Esau, Jacob was a peacemaker Gen 27:39-40; Mt 5:9; Jas 3:18 Unlike Esau, Jacob was a peacemaker Gen 27:39-40; Mt 5:9; Jas 3:18 In Messiah Yeshua Fight the clean fight of faith  Reward Fight the clean fight of faith  Reward = A New Name only between You & G-D = A New Name only between You & G-D In this world you will have trouble… But take heart! I have overcome the world. Who are you fighting? Flesh and blood? The devil? O OO Or G-D Himself?

22 With Joy The Bride Will Draw From The Well of Yeshua “With “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” salvation” Is 12:3 Joyful Joyful labor: labor: Are we drawing waters to give others freely and joyfully? Moses, Moses, Rebecca, Jacob drew waters to give freely for others’ sheep or camel and were soon rewarded with a spouse! The The Fountain of Living Waters is forsaken for broken cisterns Jer 2:13 Samaritan woman who had lived with 5 men draws from Jacob’s well for Messiah Jn 4:4-42 Promised Promised Waters Is 55:1; 44:3; Jn 7: 37-39; Rev 7:17; 21:6; 22:1,17 Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life Jn 4:14

23 The Hidden Bride Samuel’s circuit Beth-El Gilgal Mizpeh Ramah “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Messiah in G-D. When Messiah, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Col 3:2-4

24 The Garments of Salvation Naked we come into this world Naked we come into this world Swaddling infant in bands of linen (Ez 16:4-5) Swaddling infant in bands of linen (Ez 16:4-5) Naked we go out of this world Naked we go out of this world Wrapping corpse in bands of linen (Jn 11:33-34) Wrapping corpse in bands of linen (Jn 11:33-34) Isaiah 61:10 Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, (Is 59:17) and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, (Is 59:17) and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Revelation 19:8 Revelation 19:8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints) Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear." (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints)

25 Four Tasks for the Faithful Bride 1. Discipleship Mandate R estore covenant relationships R estore covenant relationships Live the Messianic kingdom rule Live the Messianic kingdom rule Be light and salt & reflect Messiah (yada yada yada) Be light and salt & reflect Messiah (yada yada yada) 2. Stewardship Mandate Equipped & pruned to bear fruit Equipped & pruned to bear fruit Manage the Messianic kingdom resources Manage the Messianic kingdom resources Practice servant leadership in His house Practice servant leadership in His house 3. Prophetic (Missionary) Mandate Ambassadors of the King out of Zion to the world Ambassadors of the King out of Zion to the world Announce the good news of the Messianic Kingdom Announce the good news of the Messianic Kingdom Join in the harvest while there is still time Join in the harvest while there is still time 4. Priestly (Spiritual Warfare) Mandate Royal Priesthood of Believers intercedes Royal Priesthood of Believers intercedes Proclaims the Messianic victory (acceptable sacrifice) Proclaims the Messianic victory (acceptable sacrifice) Brings kingdom light where darkness reigned Brings kingdom light where darkness reigned The Trousseau: Properly dressed, the bride can accomplish all tasks

26 G-D, The Great King Kings People Priests Prophets MediationMessage Three Offices: Priest-King-Prophet (Three branches: Judiciary-Executive-Legislative) Represent men before G-D Represent G-D before men Royal Priesthood of believers Emissaries of the Gospel Interpret Law Make Law Execute justice?

27 1.D iscipleship Mandate: “Follow Me” Restoring Covenant Relationships Rules Rules – Relationship = Rebellion Covenant Covenant relations: Intimacy with Father regardless of earthly upbringing upbringing Ps 27:10; Heb 7:3 Trust Trust & Love: Can a father entrust himself to the children he loves? No. No. John 2:24-25; Mt 7:6 Mentoring Mentoring Disciples = Grooming Friendship for Trustworthiness First First speak to their their with words of wisdom & correction Then Then allow allow them freedom within limitations to make choices choices Lk 19:17; Mt 25:23 Consistency Consistency breeds trust & protects the rest of the flock: Discipline without delay delay Ecc 8:11 Patience Patience Persuades …Discretion Overlooks Offenses Changes Changes take time time 1 Th 5:14 ; Luke 13: 8-9; Prov 25:15 Changes Changes begin with self self Mat 7:1-5; 1 Cor 11:31; 2 Cor 13:5 Slow Slow to anger anger Prov 19:11; Pr 11:13; 17:9; Prov 16:32 Let Let G-D avenge avenge Dt 32:35-36; Rom 12:19; 1 Th 4:6; Heb 10:30; Mt 5:41-42 Gentle Gentle Confrontation Aims for Heartfelt Confession First First confront in private face to face in order to preserve honor honor Matt 18:15-17 Taking Taking responsibility overcomes blame-shifting (1% = 100% my fault) fault) Jas 2:10 Don’t Don’t let focus on technicality divert from basic issue: attitude, motive motive Is 6:10; Jas 3:13-17 Reconciliation Reconciliation Rests on the Ability to Ask, Extend & Receive Forgiveness Accept Accept rebuke = swallow pride to discern good intent. Forgive = choose love over resentment Only Only the one sinned against can forgive, but knowing the full forgiveness from God enables release Proof Proof of Repentance is in Efforts at Restitution Restoration Restoration requires tact tact Lev 19:17-18; 1 Cor 13:4; Pr 21:22; Matt 5:23-24 When When making amends is not possible, full repentance + humble acts of selfless service help Leave Leave Ultimate Resolution to G-D ‘Let ‘Let G-D judge between you and me’ me’ Gen 16:5; 31:43-50; 1 Sam 20:23,42; 1 Sam 24: G-D’s G-D’s promise: All who turn turn their to Him will be perfected in faith, sanctified & vindicated In full covenant partnership with the Father, the Bridegroom repairs broken walls and restores the bride to wholeness

28 2. Stewardship Mandate We all have dreams & ambitions “A dream … depends in part on the action of the dreamer ” We are fully equipped. Gifts submitted to G-D = True charisma → produces character → True character is evidenced by fruit of Spirit Grow in discernment & wisdom The L-RD can empower for public service & influence in ways that exceed one’s education We need the Spirit of G-D for discernment & wisdom. Dressed in humility: the way up is always down Discipline: G-D opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble Prov 3:34 G-D humbles those he intends to exalt Mt 23:11-12 Humble yourselves, therefore, under G-D's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time 1 Pet 5:6 Nothing serves us better in high position than our lessons learned in low position Work ethics: Give it all you’ve got (your best) Never mistake the harvest years for the leisure years “Enlarge my borders” (Prayer of Jabez) – But am I serving in the borders He has given me? Those faithful in a few small things will be put in charge of much more Mt 25:21 “Where in all of Egypt could I find a wiser man than you! Surely the Spirit of God is with you! I will put you in charge over my house and all the land of Egypt.” It is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit J J J Jn 15:8

29 3. Missionary Mandate Ambassadors of the King Missionary credibility Jn 17:21-23 Love one another in unity Jn 13:34-35 Love one another in unity Jn 13:34-35 No other Gospel: Missionaries must come from a community of believers united in a common confession of faith on all fundamentals of the Gospel Gal 1:8-10 No other Gospel: Missionaries must come from a community of believers united in a common confession of faith on all fundamentals of the Gospel Gal 1:8-10 Disciple all NATIONS From Jerusalem → ends of the earth From Jerusalem → ends of the earth To be a faithful witness to the Risen One to all apart from denominational affiliation To be a faithful witness to the Risen One to all apart from denominational affiliation Accomodation, Not Syncretism Paul’s principle 1 Cor 9:21-23 Paul’s principle 1 Cor 9:21-23 Ecclesial polity & Unity 1 Cor 10:28-30 Ecclesial polity & Unity 1 Cor 10:28-30 Teamwork Luke 10:1 Covenant alliance – Eccl 4:9-12 Covenant alliance – Eccl 4:9-12 Prayer – Matt 18:19-20 Prayer – Matt 18:19-20 May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:23 G-D’s Order: To the Jew First

30 4. Priestly Mandate Royal Priesthood of Believers Overcomers discern because they have no more identity crisis Discern the spirits: oppressed, not demon-possessed, perplexed, not despairing 2 Cor 4:7-9 Discern the spirits: oppressed, not demon-possessed, perplexed, not despairing 2 Cor 4:7-9 Garment of salvation = Put on Messiah = give no confidence in the flesh Is 61:10-11 Garment of salvation = Put on Messiah = give no confidence in the flesh Is 61:10-11 Greater is He that is in you than He who is in the world 1 Jn 4:4 Greater is He that is in you than He who is in the world 1 Jn 4:4 Overcomers approach the throne boldly in prayer, then face the enemy Submit to G-D, resist the enemy Jas 4:7 Submit to G-D, resist the enemy Jas 4:7 Stand on the Rock with full armor, walk in truth Eph 6:13-18; 2 Cor 6:14 Stand on the Rock with full armor, walk in truth Eph 6:13-18; 2 Cor 6:14 Wrestle not with flesh, but with spiritual forces 2 Cor 10:3-5; Eph 6:12 Wrestle not with flesh, but with spiritual forces 2 Cor 10:3-5; Eph 6:12 Overcomers glory in the L-RD’s goodness & seek His face always Royal priests mighty in praise rejoice 1 Pet 2:9; Lk 10:20 Royal priests mighty in praise rejoice 1 Pet 2:9; Lk 10:20 Overcome evil with good Rom 12:21 Overcome evil with good Rom 12:21 Watchmen on the wall & guardians of the bride’s  Watchmen on the wall & guardians of the bride’s  Delegated authority = “By My Spirit” The L-RD rebuke you – Jude 9-11 The Battle is the L-RD’s – 1Sam 17:47 Badge: Seal of Holy Spirit – Eph 1:13 The Bride is dressed with the fruit of the Holy Spirit


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