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Heavens connecting the worlds (Eph.1:10). «Final Testing Ground», Part 12

Beginning       Part 11

Introduction

As it was already mentioned earlier, this part is an ending of some “middle block” giving basic understanding of this whole concept, and the Scripture passage quoted in the title is the key one here:

Eph.1 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself [Yeshua], 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the appointed times He might gather together in one everyone in Messiah, both who are in heaven and who are on earth—in Him. 

In the very beginning I’d like to ask a “simple” question: why New Jerusalem is going to come down to earth only after many other events, but it didn’t happen during the time described in Gen.1:1 when everything was still wonderful and glorious? What was the reason for this “small delay”? And was there a “delay” at all or the joining of Heavens and Earth is actually not a first time joining but rejoining: “a meeting after long separation”? It’s not a question that stops one from sleeping at night wondering, however, if we get that, we are going to understand several key Scripture passages, which are very important for the full comprehension of this topic. In the end of this chapter I hope this matter is going to be clarified. Of course, not without His Blessed help.

Who sinned?

Sinned or did not sin? That is the question!” This is a good question to start this chapter. Let’s analyse the episode with a man blind from his birth, about whom it is said that neither he nor his parents sinned.

Jh.9 1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Yeshua answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of the Most High should be revealed in him.

It is a famous verse, so there hardly is anyone who didn’t ask the same question. It is a seemingly simple question: Why? However, let’s think about the essence of what the disciples asked. As for his parents’ sin — this matter is clear. We know children may suffer for the sin of their parents, as it is written that certain sins bring curse up to the third and fourth generation. But the second variant the disciples suggested was that the blind man himself had sinned BEFORE HIS BIRTH, that’s why he was born blind: it could have perplexed a “normal evangelical theologian”, exciting a storm of “righteous anger” for such a “heretic suggestion”. “Is it even possible? How could these guys even think of SUCH thing, that someone could somehow have sinned BEFORE one’s birth? How can one possible live BEFORE one’s birth HERE on this earth??” Try to imagine yourself in Yeshua’s disciples shoes asking this question, and your pastor, bishop, archbishop or “apostle” in place of Yeshua Himself, listening to it. Imagine their reaction. OK? Now let’s see the reaction of our Messiah, Who has a better understanding of this matter than all of them taken together multiplied by the same number with all their degrees and beautiful ministry certificates. Yeshua’s reaction was absolutely calm, He didn’t reject disciples’ suggestion “with great anger”, that the reason of blindness was this very man’s sin. He simply said that this situation is not about that. I want to emphasize: Yeshua did not reject this suggestion as some heresy, as many ministers with “big degrees” could have done and actually did. He said the reason was not this person’s sins committed before his birth or incarnation on this earth. He said, that there was also no reason that would form already in this world, i.e., the sins of his parents. Look at it from this perspective as well: Yeshua’s disciples asked it very seriously, and that means they had such understanding already then. And what He taught His disciples made their question very reasonable and normal.

Any impartial view of this issue says that this situation is highly unjust, if a person suffered for something he didn’t do. Why had he been supposed to suffer so many years being blind and having so many problems because of it? Of course, some can say the curse can be active up to third or fourth generation if there has been no repentance. And if the parents didn’t sin, the parents of parent might have done it, for instance. Yes, that’s true. But not in this case. The Scripture says the reason for this person’s blindness was not sin neither of his parents, nor of his ancestors in general. The word translated as “parents” γονεύς (honus) has an equal meaning of ancestors.

Realizing that the question is somewhat hanging in mid-air, Yeshua said there was a third reason, which was valid in this case. The reason for blindness from his birth was that it has been Father’s plan to show His manifested glory through it. And while we don’t doubt that the Almighty is just, and we equally do not doubt that He is full of mercy, there comes a reasonable question: could the Righteous Judge do something unjust? Of course, not. But for someone to be born blind having no legal foundation for this blindness curse on the basis of anyone’s sin, there had to be a CONSENT of this person. He didn’t commit sins before his incarnation on earth, his parents are also not to blame, however this soul gave its agreement in a certain way and sense to share in Messiah’s suffering, becoming a copartner of some sort. Yeshua decided to suffer voluntarily, and it seems like this person also voluntarily agreed to this, to become an instrument of multiplication of Almighty’s glory on earth. Perhaps, he was supposed to have his spiritual quarantine in more favorable conditions, but he agreed to this exaggeration of conditions for the glory of the Almighty, for spreading of His Kingdom through Yeshua.

There can be no other explanation based on the Scriptures, if only we believe that Almighty is Just and Merciful. One can, of course, convince oneself and maybe even some other people that the real reason is something else. What — is not clear, but something else. But somewhere inside those many people who are not yet killed by religion understand that different religious versions do not give not only a full and complete reply, but any adequate reply to this question at all. And if we notice how “casually” disciples asked this question and Yeshua’s reaction to it, which is a key moment, it “paints a clear picture”, so to speak.

Unbelievers are more sincere in this matter: when they hear this story, in majority of cases they don’t get it and say that it absolutely doesn’t fit into existing understanding of justice, if such notion even exists. “Believers”, however, facing the unbelievers, try to explain this case as they can, according to the measure of their faith, becoming some advocates for Messiah, but we can’t say they succeed.

One can, of course, ask why Yeshua didn’t give some more comprehensive answer so that even really “armoured theologians” had no more questions? Friends! Whatever answer He had given, people would have twisted it, “blurred it”, or even deleted the essence of this passage during copying, substituting it with the “right translation” as they did with many things we analyzed before. Let’s remember that It is the glory of the Almighty to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter” (Proverbs 25:2). Also an important reason was that many things He wanted to share people were unfortunately unable to receive and understand:

Jh.3 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you Heavenly things?

If even the level of perception of one of the major teachers of Israel didn’t allow him to adequately receive and understand many things Yeshua taught, what can we say about the rest? Messiah oftentimes explained some things only to His disciples, while their hearts were open to receive Heavenly revelations. But it was not so all the time. Some things they got only closed to end of His ministry on earth, and something after His resurrection and some only after they received the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Who began, as it is written, to guide into all truth”. That’s why in certain situations Yeshua didn’t even bother to go into details, but spoke as parents often tell their children, giving them some explanation that should be enough until they come of certain age. There is another interesting aspect with Yeshua’s quote to Nicodemus. I want to point your attention, that He spoke about those witnessing Heavenly truths in plural form:

Jh.3 11 …We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness…

Somebody may object that Yeshua spoke about Himself in plural form. But it is not right, while later on in the following verse we see that He continues to speak about Himself already in singular form:

Jh.3 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you Heavenly things?

We see that in verse 11 Yeshua was speaking not only of Himself but of others as well, who are going to testify on certain things and these will not be simple suggestions or meditations, but real revelations which can be called testimonies. And He warned that many people not able to receive that are going to reject those testimonies, as it was said that there’s nothing new under the sun…” It happens that time has not come yet for some revelations, and it always was so; unfortunately, however, it happens that there are those who for some reasons cannot receive something yet. One had to be prepared for that, be sympathetic with such people, praying that the Father in Heavens would reveal His Truth to everybody in a measure they are able to take it. This is a complicated process, but nobody promised it would be easy.

Have come together…

Let’s analyze a very famous verse of the Scriptures, which has a rather different meaning in its second part in original text, than it is reflected in almost every translation:

NKJV:

1 Cor.10 11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

Here an extended translation of the original:

1 Cor.10 11 It happened as a prophetic image/imprint with them, and it is written for our admonition, in whom the results/ending/finals of worlds/ages have come together (connected together as result; came up/reached the connection point).

Let’s analyze the key word, translated as “have come upon” in many translations, but which the experts in ancient Greek define in dictionaries as have come together”: κατήντηκεν  (katenteken). This word appears 13 times in the New Testament. 8 times it is used in the meaning to reach some geographical place, with which a meeting or “connection” has happened. In three cases it speak of mutual achievement of some goal: Acts 26:7, Eph.4:13 and Philip.3:11. In word for word translation of 1 Cor.14:36 it is translated as: have come to meet” [word].

Considering all that, the passage under discussion — 1 Cor.14:11, says that in us and through us, living on this earth and in this world, a connection, some logical ending and final of all those events, of this great amount of ages, which were happening before, and also the final of everything that happened in different worlds is taking place. This verse summarizes it very concisely, stating that in us as children of the Heavenly Father, going through their spiritual quarantine, their “Final Testing Ground” on this earth, some connection of all existing worlds is happening, being the final end of all these events.

Two witnesses at the White Throne

According to the Scripture, there must be at least TWO witnesses to charge someone guilty in something worth maximum punishment:

Translation of Tora from Zion:

Deut.17 6 According to the word of two or three witnesses a person deserving to die shall be put to death — he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness! 7 The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you.

The first aspect is connected to the number of witnesses. The second one — with the fact that those witnesses are supposed to be first to make a move and put away the evil. Let’s read another passage of the Scripture:

Deut.30 19 I call Heaven and Earth as witnesses today against you…

Moshes words then had several prophetic and time planes. “The final plane” is going to be realized at the moment of the final judgement, described in Revelation, chapter 20. It is an episode many call the “Judgement of the White Throne”. This is a final judgement, after which the finishing sentence is going to be pronounced. Before that a second resurrection is going to happen, and also the final revision of the writing in the Book of Life is going to take place. I think every one, who reads this, knows this verse of the Scripture.

As we all know, there is always a Chief Judge in the hearing, and there are regular judges, the helpers of the main one, there are prosecutors and advocates, there are those who are being accused or justified, and there are viewers. The final Heavenly judgement is going to have all these categories. Things that are going to happen during this hearing are connected to everybody present there; in different degree, but nevertheless. And during that coming hearing we are going to hear the words quoted earlier related to the witnesses of the prosecution: I call Heaven and Earth as witnesses today against you”. Yeshua is going to be not only an Advocate for those to be acquitted, but also the One who is going to prosecute. Prosecute whom or what? Let’s see:

Translation under Kassian’s edition:

Rom.8 3 For while the Law couldn’t do it, being helpless because of the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh…

Through His Son the Most High condemned sin, which was in Yeshua’s Body at the moment when He hang on the cross. Through His Father Yeshua also participated in this condemnation of sin, providing His physical body for that. At the final judgement He is going to testify this. Besides, we remember the Scripture where Yeshua says that there will be a throne placed for Him, and He is going to “separate ship from goats”. This moment is going to be prolonged to the second “hearing”. The first one — “preliminary”, right after His return to this earth. And the second one is described in Revelation, chapter 20, while in this very moment the final separation of everyone who ever lived is going to take place. This hearing is going to have TWO witnesses against those who betrayed the Heavenly Father and the King of the entire universe: Heavenly and Earthly. There are two planes and two levels here.

The first plane is that all of the Heavenly, who appeared in Heavens and who lived through everything that took place (part of them remained in Heavens, and part got through the spiritual quarantine) are going to be the accusers of the fallen cherub, who has become the “accuser of the brethren”, and those who followed him. And the second witness are all of the Earthly, which appeared in all the worlds, faced sin and overcame it: some stood tall and didn’t have to go through the quarantine, and somebody did get in, and with God’s help, were able to endure it.

The second plane is somehow crosses over the first one, but shows another aspect of it. Here the “Heavens” mean everyone who remained faithful THEN in Heavens and didn’t have to go through this spiritual quarantine on this Earth. They fought, they stood tall and were Heavenly Father’s helpers in His plans, participating in organization and provision of this quarantine process. The second group is all those, who got a certain “dose of sin virus” and also were defiled by death above some permissible “level”, who could successfully complete their spiritual quarantine on earth, condemning both the father of sin and the sin itself with their choice and their faith.

These two categories, participating in the hearing, are going to testify of TWO important things. First one is justice of the Almighty, Who is our Heavenly Father, and the truthfulness of His principles, as it is written, Just and true are Your ways, O King of the peoples!” (Rev.15:3). And the second thing is the condemnation of the fallen cherub and those who followed after him:

1 Cor.6 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels?…

As for the 7th verse (Deut.17:7), that says the hands of witnesses shall be first against the one who did evil worthy of death, it has been realized, is realized and will be realized through the process of war which started even THEN, but which in fact never ended just got into another phase with the “Final Testing Ground” format. And here the hands of those who are really “witnesses” are going to be first against those who has done evil through participation in this war. Heavenly, i.e., those who remained faithful and didn’t have to go through this quarantine, never stopped this opposition, and the beginning of the last battle’s active phase is seen in Revelation, chapter 12, which talks about Michael’s war against the army of the dragon and his army: verses 3 to 9. And those who got into this spiritual quarantine, according to Almighty’s will are supposed to become “Yeshua’s warriors”, playing their role in this war. Prophet Isaiah said: You are My witnesses” (Isa.43:10-12), and this verse has also another plane that we have just analyzed.

After those, who was in this spiritual quarantine, “remember everything”, these two groups are going to be rejoined. During the final Judgement they are going to put the last dot in their testimony. Probably, after that the following words of the Scripture are going to be pronounced:

Ps.119 160 The supremacy of Your word is truth, and for eternity is every one of Your righteous judgments.

“…will forget God, Who created you…”

Torah has a verse with not very correct translation in most versions: it was one of the foundational in Judaism since the time of the First Temple in concept of preexistence of our persons before incarnation in this world. It wasn’t the only one, of course, but it was a sort of “basic one”.

When Yeshua has been on this earth, He extended the understanding of this topic, although at that moment it wasn’t yet time to go deep into it. We know that by no means everything that Yeshua spoke about during His stay on earth got into “Canon”. However, He touched upon the matter of tares, which is just impossible to understand without the concept of our life THEN. Yeshua mentioned Cain, saying that he was “of the wicked one”, mentioned His disciple Judah from Criot, of whom He said that he was the “son of perdition”, and also told a tares parable, which are sown by the enemy of human souls, and which He later on explained to His disciples alone. Here’s this Torah passage, mentioned earlier:

צוּר יְלָדְךָ תֶּשִׁי וַתִּשְׁכַּח אֵל מְחֹלְלֶךָ

NKJV:

Deut.32 18  Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, and have forgotten the God who fathered you.

From original:

Dwarim 32 18 The Rock/Stronghold/Pillar Who begot you, you will bury in oblivion. And will forget the Most High, Who builds you up.

This whole weekly chapter Aazinu which contains the entire 32nd chapter of the book Dwarim or Deuteronomy is one of the chapters most saturated with “Final Testing Ground” topic. With the very first verse the call is made not to Earth, but to Heavens, to hear very carefully, to think meditatively, to think over everything that is going to be said, to meditate on details and in the context of the essence. That is the meaning that Hebrew word aazinu has. “Earth’s” task is easier: just to hear attentively to what is going to be said without daydreaming, while that is the meaning of Hebrew word “shma”:

Dwarim 32 1 Give ear (aazinu), O heavens, and I will speak; and hear (shma), O earth, the words of my mouth!

It is clear that it speaks not to the stones of Heavenly Jerusalem, in spite of the fact that they are made of clear gold there, and also not to earthly stones, hills, slopes, rivers and banks. The commands to Heavens to give ear is a command to all Heavenly persons to really reflect, meditate over things they heard, and to Earthly just to listen attentively, without missing anything.

The 7th verse has a direct command to remember the days of old”: “yamot olam”, which is better translated as days of long gone ancient times/eternity” which is in fact equivalent to the time of Gen.1:1-2:

Dwarim 32 7 “Remember the days of old (olam), carefully looking, consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will tell you; your elders, and they will tell you.

In this passage of the Scriptures, considering what was said earlier, the word olam can also be translated as “worlds”, which is an equal additional plane to this call: remember the days of the worlds…”. The verb remember has an imperative form, i.e., imperative mood, that’s why it’s not just a humble wish or sweet friendly recommendation but a clear order. One can remember only what you have already known, but couldn’t remember. You don’t have to have deep theological education to understand such simple things. As one respected person, who is already with the Lord, said: some things are so evident and simple, that one really has to have a helper to tie oneself up in the knots”. Sometimes unfortunately spiritual seminaries and academia are taking upon themselves the functions of those “bad helpers” in some matters. This is like another Scripture passage, that was mentioned earlier, and which had a call to reconcile with the Creator:

2 Cor.5 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Messiah, as though the Most High Himself were pleading through us: we implore you on Messiah’s behalf, be reconciled to the Most High!

You can reconcile only with someone with whom you had an argument, with no one else. Figuratively, one can of course twist it anyway one want, which is what many not really good theologians are doing. But if we understand that the Heavenly Father is always expressly just, and also full of mercy, we cannot be reconciled to One, with Whom once long ago our remote ancestors by flesh had a fight, which are so far in that “time fog” that many don’t really believe that they even lived. It is written that the teaching of the Messiah is sound, that’s why one has to think soundly, and not to try and seek out “helpers” who are going to help you mess up the obvious things.

Seventh element

The 28th chapter of the book Shmot (Exodus) describes the garments of the High Priest, which included eight different “elements”. To get a right picture it’s better to read the whole chapter and in several translations, if possible. Further on we are going to dive into details of other elements of clothing, but in this section we are going to analyze an “element” listed number seven in the Scripture. It is called in the original language: צִּיץ TSITS:

Ex.28 36 “You shall also make a plate of pure gold (TSITS) and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: “Separated for Yahweh”. 37 And you shall put it on a tkhelet (blue) cord, that it may be on mitsnefet (headdress, turban); it shall be on the front of mitsnefet. 38 So it shall be on Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be favored by Yahweh.

Tsits is a polished golden plate. It was a specially made bent plate of pure gold, about two fingers wide, and it was placed on the head-dress of the High Priest along his forehead. It was fastened with a woolen cord tkhelet — a heavenly blue color, which symbolized that this seventh element” is connected to human head, his earthly soul and earthly memory with a special “Heavenly connection”. This seventh element” was not sewed or somehow inserted in this turban, but was fastened with a cord of Heavenly color in a visible manner.

This golden plate had a phrase written on it: קֹדֶשׁ לְיהוה (kodesh leYahweh), with more accurate translation as separated for Yahweh”. This seventh element” Tsits, made of pure gold — a symbol of divinity, is prophetically nothing else as our divine soul neshama, which we often discussed earlier. This neshama was breathed into our forming physical body by the Almighty, it “formatted” the body for our person, for every individual characteristic, and before we were born it was temporarily blocked by the Supreme Administrator, Who put His stamp on it, saying that THIS is separated for Him and nobody has access to it without His permission. Our heavenly soul is located near our earthly soul nefesh, it is connected to it, influences it, but it is also a “separate element”. Memory of our divine soul is separated from our present active memory, and it is like some sector on a computer hard drive, to which nobody has access rights except for the Most High.

This golden plate was fastened with heavenly-blue cord to the head-dress which was called mitsnefet. It was made of pure while flax, symbolizing our earthly memory and earthly soul — nefesh. Gold is a symbol of divinity and Heavenly standard, and all important elements of Mishkan (Tabernacle) were made of gold. Pure linen is a symbol of purity, an earthly standard for all the living in need of redemption. Symbolically, it also showed that our divine soul, our true person — neshama — is connected to our earthly person nefesh and its earthly memory with a special Heavenly connection, which binds them together, and it is also some “heavenly cord” through which certain memories and information come, if necessary and if the Heavenly Father wants to reveal it to us.

The phrase from verse 38 that this golden plate Tsits is “for children to be favored by Yahweh” is like a reminder for Him of who we really are, so the He would be merciful to us because of that, while oftentimes “we don’t know what we’re doing”, and the reason is because when we came into this world we forgot the Most High, Who gave us life, we forgot of who we really are.

There’s nothing new under the sun…”

Now let’s read a very important and interesting Scripture passage, and analyze some of its parts in context of our topic:

NKJV:

Eccl.1 9 That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. 10 Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. 11 There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come by those who will come after.

From original text:

Eccl.1 9 That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. 10 There are some things of which it may be said, “See, this is new!” but it has already been in ancient times and worlds before us. 11 There is no remembrance of the First [generations] (heads [of families]); nor will there be any remembrance of the following [generations], that are to come by those who will come after.

Both of these translations are correct in their planes. The first one gives a general picture, the second one, however, is more “literal”, it reveals two aspects not revealed in the first one.

First, it is Hebrew word עֹֽלָמִים (olamim), which has a plural form. The word olam, we already analyzed earlier, has the main meaning of “universe, world”, and the other one — “eternity” or “epoch”, denoting some huge period of time. Considering the fact that this word has a plural form, equal variant is going to be both “worlds” and “epochs” or “ages”. That’s why I gave an extensive translation to this word, using both variants.

Secondly, it is verse 11, where the word רִאשֹׁנִים (rishonim) is used in the very beginning; it is in plural form and has following meanings: first, leading, supreme. Its root is word ROSH: head. That’s why it speaks literally about the Heads or the First ones, from whom these ancient families took its origin, both in Heavens and in Earthly worlds. And it is the main translation variant.

Another variant, which is derivative and somewhat extended, speaks not only of those, who has become the Heads of families and generations, but of these families and generations themselves. That’s why these words are put in brackets. This brackets variant is reflected in some Hebrew translations as well.

So this whole abstract speaks of our topic of discussion, confirming it. There’s no remembrance of former things…” or there’s no remembrance of the First [generations] (heads [of families])” these are the most accurate phrases from the Scriptures related to our blocked divine memory. The “under the sun” phrase speaks of temporal physical aspect. There was no Sun and Moon before; these two stars were created by the Almighty in times of Earth’s restoration, after the events of Gen.1:2, as a result of which the earth was covered with a dome רָקִיעַ rakiya (Gen.1:6-7, 14-18). It was made for a certain time period of spiritual quarantine duration.

After the moment when, according to description in Rev.20:14-15, the last enemy is going to be destroyed — Death”, spiritual quarantine will be finished, the dome will be taken off the earth completely, and Heavenly Jerusalem will come down to this earth. Later we read that there will be no more Sun or Moon, while there will be no need of them:

LCV’19r translation:

Rev.21 23 That why this city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of the Almighty illuminated it, and the Lamb is her bright light.

This Heavenly city couldn’t come down to earth, if the dome was not lifted. We haven’t touched upon “geometrical issues” connected to the form of the earth yet, only indirectly, but we have to clarify some aspects related to that, while they are very important being a significant piece to this entire “Testing Ground” picture.

The Earth where we live now is not a “planet” at all, as they have beaten into the gullible children heads in schools, and no less gullible adults through different media outlets. According to the Scriptures and, which is also important, the common sense starting to wake up in some people with God’s help, the Earth is flat on the surface of habitation. I want to emphasize this aspect: the Earth is not flat as a plate hanging in some indefinite space, but is a certain “construction”, having pillars and foundations beneath it, as it is written in the Word. Underneath it there’s Sheol — the underworld, where there is a lake of fire, the sinners and also Abraham with other faithful, who were there before the Messiah Yeshua’s redemptive sacrifice, being in one of its sectors. The story about a rich man and Lazarus, that some think to be a parable, is not a parable at all. According to Hebrew understanding, if a story has at least one proper name, it’s not a parable.

After events of Gen.1:2 some small portion of our original world has been covered with a dome — rakiya, to provide for the organization of a spiritual quarantine; it will be lifted before Heavenly Jerusalem (fem.gender) will descend to earth. Such “construction” can have an outer appearance of a flattened sphere, for lack of a better word. This word consists of two Hebrew words: raka” empty, and kiya” — plate. It is to better understand the very essence of this notion. This firmament, called rakiya, is strong as a cast metal mirror”, as the book of Job describes (Job 37:18), and it is a serious obstacle so that the virus of sin with its carriers wouldn’t get out of the quarantine zone. This word is translated as “firmament”, which is a pretty accurate definition of what it really is. According to existing revelations, including “The Book of Heavenly Castles”, the dome consists of seven layers of a special super-hard Heavenly glass, each of them has lights inserted in it: they are called kohav in Hebrew, which is translated as “stars”. These lights are inserted INSIDE the heavenly dome, and that’s what the Scripture says, if we try to read it in original. The Most High inserted stars into all of those seven layers which are rather far from each other, intentionally creating some “stereo effect”, giving a corresponding volume to everybody who look from the earth’s surface. Have you seen stereo-cards with a volume image created on a page with width of 3 millimeters? If humans are able to create something like that, than the Almighty with His “cosmic technologies” has no difficulty to create something like it only on a more serious scale. Twelve zodiac constellations dividing the year into 12 parts is an image of 12 tribes of Israel, and also 12 time periods in history of sin origin and redemption of the entire creation through Yeshua the Messiah.

Before Yeshua’s return, the lower layer of rakiya (firmament) is going to roll up like a scroll”, and as Yeshua Himself warned, the stars of heavens are going to fall down on earth as overripe fig fruits. I think, He did it because He knew that the heliocentrism heresy  is going to get not only into the minds of people not believing in the Holy Scripture by the efforts of the ancient serpent, but also into “bright minds” of those believing in the Almighty, or seemingly believing in His Word:

Based on LCV’19r translation:

Mtt.24 29 Immediately after the tribulation and sorrow of those days the sun will be covered in darkness, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the Firmaments themselves will be shaken.

And further on through the prophet the fact that those lights are going to fall down from the lower layer of the dome onto the ground:

Rev.6 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

Can you imagine surprise of those believing that the earth is some kind of “planet”, flying around in dark space, when they see those many lights falling down to the ground? It is interesting, that the configuration of many constellations is going to be seriously changed. This fact is going to be so hard to comprehend by many, that their “bright minds” will think the “end” which was spoken about so much has come for them personally. But the Scripture says it is not the end yet. That’s why it is better to figure this matter out now, so that in this uneasy time to come there are no additional emotional overloads, that can “crash” the whole system.

For those wishing to dig into that, there is a video material called “On Flat Earth with Faat Yanbulat”, where pastor Faat and I tried to discuss this matter based on the Bible. We also used many facts to give an illustrative example how true the Holy Scriptures are, and also how far is the heliocentric theory, forced on everybody, from the common sense and also from all the realias of our life, how much it is saturated with occult things, growing from the idolatry roots of worshipping the Sun. You will also learn that it was the Jesuits, who started to actively plant this theory in 16th century, and why it is done now. If by the time you’d like to watch this material youtube is going to be negatively set on this kind of content, you can write me a letter to get a link, where you can download this video.

Promise of DNA restoration

Earlier we have discussed the “seventh element” in High Priest’s garments with an interesting name Tsits, which was a golden plate fastened to his forehead. Here we’re going to touch upon one of the planes of the “first element” of this garments. Exodus 28:4 calls this “first element” Hoshen — a breastplate in English translation. Hoshen was a special work of art, to say the least. It was woven from five types of threads: four of them corresponded to the four types of threads making up the inner covering of Mishkan (Tabernacle): tekhelet, (heavenly-blue woolen), argaman (crimson woolen), dark-red (red woolen), shesh (white linen). It had an additional golden thread — a symbol of Heavenly Jerusalem, a symbol of divinity. Hoshen was a fabric rectangular, folded in half to a square. The perimeter of this Hoshen in its unfolded state was about 144 cm. There were special spots for placing precious stones inside Hoshen. There were four vertical rows, with three stones each; 12 stones were inserted in these special spots and were called urim and thummim”: fiery and completing the wholeness”. We have already mentioned that Hoshen looked a bit like a laptop. When the High Koen asked Almighty a question wanting to get an answer through urim and thummim”, he unfastened two golden chains, which fastened the upper outer side of Hoshen to the setting of the shoham stones on his shoulders. Opening Hoshen, High Koen has been looking at shining letters, which lightened up on the stones, forming an answer.

Hoshen has been a central element of High Priest’s garments and a prophetic symbol of some things. One of them symbolized 12 DNA chains, which Adam and Hava used to have in their glorified bodies before Shekhina (manifested glory) of the Almighty left them. After the Fall, as a result of which the enemy cunningly took authority over our world, 10 DNA chains, or rather five double DNA chains, were broken, damaged, twisted and somehow “compressed and crumpled”, presenting something the genetics nowadays often call “genetic junk”, and which comprises about 90% of the entire “genetic volume”.

The Almighty commanded Israel to banish, and if they refuse, to annihilate ten tribes in their Promised Land. These ten tribes were cannaneans — descendants of the youngest son of Ham — Canaan. They treacherously seized the lands belonging to descendants of Ever, a grandson of Shem, who was Noah’s eldest son. One of the prophetic planes of these peoples (Gen.15:18-21) is an image of 10 destroyed DNA chains. Abraham was promised that this land is going to be returned, and it is a prophetic promise of restoration of these ten damaged chains. Also Abraham in the person of his descendants — Israel — was given a promise of bringing back the manifested glory of the Almighty there: first in the format of Mishkan, some “mobile Tabernacle”, and then already in format of “stationary” Temple. This promise is going to be fulfilled in our days through 144 000 Israelites from all 12 tribes, through whom the manifested glory of the Almighty is going to be acting. One of the aspects of this manifested glory is going to be a full restoration and synchronization of all those 12 DNA chains. These destroyed DNA chains were mostly responsible for human abilities connected to what is called the powers of the age to come” Heb.6:5.

By the way, 10 kings form the Revelation, chapter 17 are the reflection of these very ten tribes, from whom they had to clean the entire Promised land. These ten earthly kings are also an image of those, who followed “the wrong king”, and acting by flesh and not by spirit are going to get the sign of the beast instead of restoration of 10 DNA chains and a glorified body, getting a “body of death” as a result. Golden thread, woven into Hoshen, is purification, transformation of the DNA by the manifested glory and through that — a transformation of the bodies, both spiritual and physical. It is something about which it is written that we all groan, desiring to be “clothed” with our “Heavenly habitation”: 1 Cor.15:53, 2 Cor.5:2,4.

The Firstborn Issue

There is a principle which many of you heard: “divide and rule”, and the source of it is none other than the former “covering cherub”. He has always used this strategic tool rather effectively. We all are familiar with the problem of antisemitism. I think, it’s not a very accurate definition, though, while Arabs, Assyrians and some others are also of the Semitic family. This term in its essence and its usual meaning denotes some “not really good” attitude of different peoples towards Hebrews in general and to Israelites in particular.

However, at the spiritual level the problem is different. The issue here is who actually is a Firstborn in the eyes of the Most High. The Muslim think they are — through Abraham’s son Ishmael; some think otherwise. But the Scriptures clearly say that the son of the Promise, and that is the Firstborn, is Sarah’s son Itzhak, and then Jacob, who has become Israel, and through him the 12 sons of whom the people of Israel take their origin. The book of Exodus clearly say:

Ex. 4 22 Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Yahweh: “Israel is My son, My firstborn…

Pharaoh was convinced that his civilization, which was at its height at that point, Egypt was the Firstborn to the whole world. But the Almighty thought otherwise. The pharaoh lived by the present moment, and he couldn’t look neither into the future, nor into ancient past, where all of the roots and origins of understanding have been.

In its very core, the Firstborn issue consists in understanding of whose image Israel actually is. On the physical level Israel, as a summary of all Abraham’s descendants, experienced different periods of greatness and decline. But everything visible came and keeps coming from the invisible, and that’s why one has to see the “roots”, which extend to Gen.1:1-2, for right understanding of “who is who” in the context of understanding the Father and Creator Himself.

Earthly Israel, as a Firstborn, is a prophetic image of the Almighty’s Firstborn — His Heavenly sons and daughters, many of whom existed already when there was no Earth as such. They have already been with the Father, when He created the Earthly worlds, where later on His Earthly sons and then daughters were supposed to appear:

Job 38 4Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? (fig. “who defined the rules)? 6To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all thesons of God (bney Elohim) shouted for joy?

Israel’s life in perhaps last 3,5 thousand years is a prophetic reflection of what happened in that ancient period of Gen.1:1-2, in its relationships with the inhabitants of 70 Earthly worlds and also among itself. The relationships problems between Israel and other nations are a prophetic shadow of what happened THEN. One who has been the “covering cherub” worked really hard to drive a wedge first between the Heavenly sons of the Almighty and draw the third of them with him:

Rev.12 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth…

This prophetic revelation has several layers. The first one is what happened in Gen.1:2. “Seven heads” are some antipod of seven spirits of the Most High we read about in Isa.11:2 and also in Rev.1:4. Besides, it is an antipod of the Holy Spirit herself, Who is depicted in Mishkan and the Temple as a Menorah — a golden seven-branched candlestick. In fact, these seven heads are a substitute for hearing the voice of the Almighty’s Spirit, the substitute of His manifested presence, and also a substitute for His seven spirits from Isa.11:2 with spirits of temptation and lie. The head is a symbol of supremacy and power. Seven heads of the dragon are his “seven mountains of power” (Rev.17:9), based on the seven prophets through which unbelievers and unfortunately some “believers” try to achieve greatness and authority.

There is also another prophetic plane, which wasn’t really visible before, and only during our time its outlines started to show up clearer. I mean AI — so-called Artificial Intelligence. It is a creation of “human hands and brains”, which is a direct antipod and an effort to substitute the Holy Spirit. After the hearts of Heavenly Father’s children were hardened, they started to cease hearing His voice and have guidance of His Holy Spirit, and in time it was reflected in the amount of glory they had ON them and IN them.

First AI was developed to keep the balance in the opposition to the faithful, and it had a huge potential both related to information and analytical resources, and also related to effective coordination of cooperation. In time this instrument became something very addictive. Not like kids are addicted to gadgets, of course, but like to the tool that made life more comfortable and this opposition more effective. Rejection of Almighty’s principles and His glory, digging into the creation and its “glory” forced them to search and create their own sinful alternative.

It didn’t bring the “long awaited freedom”, but the more somebody walked away from intimacy with Heavenly Father and His Spirit, the more one was addicted to the creation. Harsh reality of life… Everything that’s happening now and soon will be evident in our world is not something new — it is just a glimpse of THOSE events. AI is a basic “technical” tool to create the “image of the beast”. AI is a “shell”, in which a corresponding spirit is going to be imparted: Rev.13:15.

Prophetically, a horn is a manifestation of authority, but majorly power, which is connected to this authority. One of the planes of these 10 horns are nine worlds, which were led under de facto authority of the fallen cherub through temptation, and also plus “the world” that we see in Gen.6:1-4, where hybridisation took place through unrighteous DNA mix of Almighty’s sons and human women.

Ten tribes of Israel captured during Assyrian conquest were spread over the major part of the existing world. The Heavenly Father always had a plan to return them back, and redemptive sacrifice of Christ made it possible. These scattered tribes are a prophetic shadow of those Heavenly sons and daughters of the Almighty, who got into spiritual quarantine on this earth.

Beside inner problems with relationships among the Heavenly children of the Almighty, which made third of them fall, there was also a problem between Heavenly and Earthly children. The enemy worked really hard in this area. The Heavenly were supposed to be helpers for the Earthly in their formation and development. As a prophetic reflection, the Israelites were supposed to be the priests for all nations, and as elder brothers, firstborns, help their growth and development. But the sowed virus of sin distorted these relationships. “The son of the morning” really hates Heavenly children of the Almighty, while they as Firstborn, have withstood him and thrown him down from Heaven. Of course, as the main villain, he hates everybody, but especially those who “had a hand” and also other “cleaning tools” in his being thrown down from Heavens with lightning speed:

Lk.10 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall (crash) like lightning from heaven.

The image of the Firstborn, cleaning Heavens from the fallen cherub, becoming a fiery dragon, and other fallen, was reflected in the image of levites who guided by Moshe destroyed 3 000 “activists”, who almost brought wrath upon the entire people of Israel.

Abraham’s Genome

Earthly Israel, the descendants of Abraham, Izhak and Jacob by flesh, who have their DNA are in some sense an “earthly platform”, “physical foundation” for Heavenly sons and daughters of the Almighty to be incarnated on this earth, in this quarantine. As the fallen cherub hated Heavenly sons and daughters most of all then, he hates Israel’s descendants by flesh most of all now, because it is through them that those Heavenly souls are incarnated.

Some may have a question related to physical descendants of Jacob, Israelites by blood having his DNA, not matter in which proportion. Are they all “of the Heavenly” children of the Kingdom, who have their “Testing Ground” now or what? Of course, not. There are reasons for that. The Almighty commanded His people not to mix with other nations, and different people see different reasons for that. One of the important reasons was so that the seed of the fallen — a hybrid DNA — couldn’t get in through this mix. It would not only damage the genotype of the body, where Yeshua the Messiah was supposed to be incarnated, giving reason for tares, i.e., fallen, to come among Israel. Let’s remember this episode:

Jh.8 37 “I know that you are Abraham’s seed (genome), but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. 38 I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.” 39 They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Yeshua said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from the Most High. Abraham did not do this. 41 You do the deeds of your father.” Then they said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father — the Most High God.” 42 Yeshua said to them, “If the Most High were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil (of this genome (DNA) of a slanderer), and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the Beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no Truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own [inner] resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of the Most High hears the words of the Most High; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of the Most High.”

Let’s draw our attention to some very significant details, necessary to understand what has been said. First, Yeshua confirmed that those religious leaders He spoke to had a physical genome of Abraham: I know that you are Abraham’s seed”. However, then He clearly says that in spite of that some of those speaking to Him, who wanted to kill Him, were tares, i.e., the fallen: verses 38, 41, 44 and 47. Here He states that those He addressed came into this world no of the Heavenly Father, according to what He said in Mtt.13:24-30, 36-42. He also stated that such people as they have no ability to hear the living Word and to understand it, while the condition of tares’ heart, sown by the enemy, has no such ability. It happened already THEN when they followed in the footsteps of the “son of the morning”, accepting his principles, rules and goals. Through that they de facto accepted the “covering cherub” as their spiritual head instead of the Heavenly Father. By rejecting Heavenly Father once, they accepted the authority of another father: You do the deeds of your father.

The second reason is similar. Through mixing with other peoples Israel slowly accepted their customs and also their idolatry practices with all their sins and curses. Through those sins, even without damaged DNA, if it was, so to say, “clean” and not hybrid, even in that case there was a reason for tares to come, whom the enemy had right to sow then. It is written, while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way” (Mtt.13:25). Sleptwas when they were not vigilant, when there was “spiritual night and the time of darkness”.

It is a very illustrative example to understand of this issue. That’s why there are both sons and daughters of the Kingdom among physical descendants of Jacob having his DNA and those, who are by their origin THEN were Heavenly, but who have left the Truth becoming fallen. The one, under whose authority they were, got the right to sow them as tares into this world. What percentage of people are tares? How many of them are among Jacob’s descendants? How many are there in other peoples and tribes? It’s hard to say. The level of spiritual light defines this percentage: in all times, in all peoples it was a changing variable.

In spite of enemy’s schemes, the Almighty has really always cared for physical descendants of His people Israel, in whom His Heavenly sons and daughters have been incarnated, based on His personal Covenant with Abraham, Itzhak and Jacob. He let different trials come, even terrible ones, and not all reasons for things that have happened are clear to us now. It was connected first of all with His justice, which is a footstool of His throne while He is a Righteous Judge. Another reason was that absolutely everything in our world is a prophetic shadow of events, occurred THEN: Gen.1:1-2.

Creation of contradictions

The enemy always tried to create some “substitute”, some “deception”, showing the tares off as “elite”, into which he tried to engage the maximum amount of the Kingdom sons using temptation and other tools to create his own “decision making center”. The fallen cherub has always tried to create in ancient Israel a religious elite, which was in his hands an instrument of destruction of Almighty’s plans. By now he tried to establish so-called “world elite”, the core of which consists of tares, having physical DNA of Abraham, Itzhak and Jacob, mixed with hybrid DNA, striving to use Israel’s full inherited potential and other hybrid abilities and to achieve his own goals as well. It is a prophetic reflection of those nine tribes, the descendants of Canaan, whom they had to banish from the Promised land, and also the tribe of Rephaim hybrid descendants of nephilim or the fallen: Gen.15:18-21.

This entire picture prophetically reminds of what happened THEN. THEN the enemy worked hard, sowing and cultivating lots of contradictions and conflicts among Heavenly and Earthly sons of the Almighty. The model is the same we see in history of our world now. The enemy worked to make Heavenly sons of the Almighty develop haughtiness, arrogance and self-assurance in their own right decisions and position, in their “exclusive chosenness”, in unrighteous understanding of their “Firstborn” status, in scornful and conceited attitude towards Almighty’s sons from another worlds, considering their young spiritual age and lack of corresponding experience, etc. It was almost the same as with Hebrews and other nations. Oftentimes it happens between older and younger brothers in the family if there’s no love among them. The older ones are supposed to help the younger, be lenient towards them, be loving and caring when substituting their parents, if they are gone somewhere. But if there’s no love and the heart is cold, the results, we know, can be very bad.

As for Earthly sons of the Almighty, the fallen cherub acted to stir disagreement with decisions they were proposed, to increase their suspicion that the “Heavenly” are trying to make firm their temporary authority in order to limit them, not to give them grow in wisdom and to rise to have full dominion and government in those worlds they were placed.

There was a vast field for such criminal activity, and the main villain did a lot of evil to the ENTIRE family of the Heavenly Father. The same have happened and keeps happening here in our spiritual quarantine. The Almighty appointed for the Body of His Son, His people, to consist of two groups: believers among the Jews” and believers among the nations”. The first ones are an image of Heavenly children of the Almighty, and the second ones — of His Earthly children. It is written that everyone according to their order”. The Scripture says that the New Testament was made on “better promises”, it was called to unify all 12 tribes of Israel, including the scattered ones. This Covenant also provided for adoption of all by Israel, who is a natural olive (Jer.11:16): inclusion and unification of all through Yeshua the Messiah. It is clearly seen through that prophetic image, when many other peoples came out of Egypt together with the Israelites, and they were not rejected but given an opportunity to become a part of God’s people.

The enemy tried to create so-called “substitution theory”, filling the mind of many sons and daughters of the Kingdom with a thought that the time of Israel as such has passed, and now there is some “spiritual Israel” instead, leading God’s people into deception and closing their hearts to understand the heart of the Truth. In letter to Romans the Holy Spirit through apostle Shaul, whom many know as Paul, wrote, revealing one of the most important messages of the New Testament, that the physical Israel is a natural olive to which others are grafted, not vice versa. They are grafted not to Yeshua Himself, bypassing the olive of Israel, which is a Remnant of the Almighty’s people, accepting Him as King. Yeshua is the root of David, Who is invisible. And the olive tree is the people, who are visible, and whose foundation is Yeshua. Those Hebrews who rejected, or let’s say, didn’t accept Yeshua, are not the natural olive tree, they are branches which fell off for a while. But the Father is able to bring them back again. The Father loves His children and He’s going to fight for His sons and daughters untill the last moment, while it is still possible.

Heavenly sons and daughters got such calling from the Heavenly Father to become some kind of “spiritual locomotive” to connect all the rest of His sons and daughters fromother worlds to “the train”. 

Lk.12 48 …For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

It is a Heavenly principle of the Kingdom, and the Scripture cannot be broken”. That’s why the measure of acquired experience, wisdom and developed talents, which has started to form even BEFORE Earthly worlds’ creation, has become a great potential, which belonged to the ENTIRE family through Heavenly sons and daughters. This whole potential has become a foundation to give His Heavenly sons and daughters a greater measure of talents and gifts to achieve set goals through genetic basis of Abraham, Itzhak and Jacob. And not just “give”, but “reveal” something that was already input and formed in their personalities THEN. Everything is absolutely just. Who had corresponding talents and potential THERE, are going to have their equivalent HERE, as a prophetic reflection of true reality. Do you remember a parable (Mtt.25:15), where Yeshua revealed this principle, saying that everybody was given some talents according to his own ability”? Have you ever considered, what does it really mean?

In the last part we touched upon a subject of responsibility sphere of the former “son of the morning” and discussed that he was responsible for right dosage, so to say, of Creator’s glory, manifested in His revelations and understanding of the existing laws, in all this knowledge existing to comprehend His very Nature and that of His creation. Being appointed for this”, this cherub had corresponding wisdom, and with time he has become a great “master of his trade”, so to say. As much as he asserted himself on this wrong way, the mastery he had possessed was turned to make schemes, bring in discordance, manipulating and directing the events wherever he wanted. By enticing others with “special knowledge”, revealing what was yet too soon to reveal, the enemy intentionally “overdosed” the permissible level and depth of existing knowledge. Without right level of Life, it led to increasing disbalance, which at some point resulted in certain damages to inner “settings of the soul”. Through that the image — tselem, inserted in divine souls of the children started to gradually brake and the entire “program” of sons and daughters of the Kingdom started to crash. By eating first of the Tree of Knowledge, Adam and Hava prophetically took such a dose of “knowledge and revelation” which they couldn’t “digest” at that time, as we already mentioned, while they hadn’t the right level of Life in them. One of the main results of eating the fruits of the Tree of Life is increase of Father’s love: to Him, to each other, and to the creation in general. The level of love helps to digest received knowledge and revelations so that it would build up and help to move forward. Certain level of love gives necessary level of “antidote”, able to keep knowledge from directing it to selfish purposes, bringing destruction in one way or another.

Creation of discordance and division on every level of relationships between Heavens and the Earthly worlds’ groups was something the cherub spent most of his time and strength. He has become the first schemer, which is understandable. However, you know every schemer has a sad ending. One cannot do harm to the FAMILY and get away with it.

Priesthood connecting the worlds

In this part we have already analyzed the prophetic meaning of the “seventh element” of High Priest’s garments and also one of prophetic planes of the “first element”: Hoshen (breastplate). In terms of our topic, let’s analyze the rest as well. The key point connecting this whole image together is the fact that earthly High Priests were images of the Heavenly One, Who is Yeshua the Messiah. According to the Heavenly Father’s decree, He, as the Heavenly High Priest, had to destroy the wall between His Heavenly and Earthly sons and daughters, to redeem and reconnect Heavens and other worlds into one Family again:

Eph.2 13 But now in Yeshua the Messiah you who once were far off have been brought near by Messiah’s blood. 14 For He Himself is our shalom, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity… 16 and that He might reconcile again them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

One of the main purposes of Redemption is to destroy the enmity between Heavenly and Earthly children, which as a prophetic shadow was reflected in enmity between Israel and the nations, and also continued to “reflect” in the enmity between “believers among Jews” and “believers among nations”. The following verse shows this thought a bit clearer, directly with no hints:

Col.1 20 and by Him to reconcile everyone again to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross, [to reconcile] by Him those on Earth and those in Heaven.

As you have probably noticed, the original in the previous passage (Eph.2:16) and in the one I just quoted is a bit different from some other translations. The essential point is in the phrase “to reconcile again”. It is an accurate translation of the Greek word αποκαταλλάξαι (apokatallaksai), which you can check yourself using word for word translation and the dictionary. Another point is in the emphasis not on the “heavenly and earthly things” but on persons, living on Earth and in Heavens. Here we can see a “slight hint” at two stages of reconciliation between the “Heavenly” and the “Earthly”.

The first stage of reconciliation was preliminary, if we can use that word. After THAT war many things have started to gradually, and in some ways swiftly, fall back into their places. Part of those who had to undergo their spiritual quarantine, having agreed to that, had to accept many things which were dubious in their sight and were a point of temptation. Perhaps, this still partially unconscious admittance of their mistakes and guilt allowed many Heavenly and Earthly children to make the first step to reconciliation already before the start of the “Testing”. I mean those, of course, who had problems with it even THEN. In some ways it is like when somebody sinned out of neglect in the ancient Israel, and they had to run into the city of refuge, admitting what happened and agreeing to all terms, just so they could return to their people’s normal life someday. Truly, not everybody had problems in this area then. The present condition of many people in this matter is prophetically corresponding to the THEN level of damage.

However, at the point of the “Testing Ground” establishment there was no redemptive sacrifice of Yeshua, and that means, no fullness of grace for reconciliation. Among other things, the quarantine had to reveal the truth and separate sincereness from deception. That’s why only the first stage of this reconciliation took place THEN before the start of Gen.1:3; and that is why Col.1:20 and Eph.2:16 speaks about “reconciling again”.

The garment of the High Koen or the High Priest is a wonderful example and a prophetic instrument of this reconciliation and rejoining. Let’s read some verses:

Ex.28 4 And these are the garments which they shall make: Hoshen, ephod, Meil, Ktonet tashbeits (cellular), Mitsnefet, and Avnet. So they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister to Me as priest. 5 They shall take the gold, tkhelet, argaman, and scarlet thread, and shesh, 6 and they shall make the ephod of gold, tkhelet, argaman, and scarlet thread, and shesh (spunned in six twists), artistically worked.

It has a lot of images, but we are going to analyze only those connected to our topic of discussion.

1. Hoshen (breastplate), is the first “element”. It symbolizes a unified 12-chained DNA of two glorified bodies, spiritual and physical, joined in one soul. Also Hoshen is an image of the worlds, which are connected by some substance called spatio-temporal fabric so that all of these created worlds could be connected together, cooperating, but not overlapping and not damaging each other.

2. Ephod: second element”. Just as Hoshen is was woven of five elements, five threads, including the golden one — a symbol of divinity. It consisted of two halves connected with something called “shoulder straps”, which presented shoham (onyx) stones in golden settings. These stones had all 12 names of the tribes of Israel: six on each of them according to the order of birth.

Face “half” of Ephod symbolized a visible physical world of the “Earthly”, and everything “Earthly” with its 70 worlds. The back “half” of Ephod symbolized an invisible spiritual world of the “Heavenly” and Heavens in general.

Connection of the “Heavenly” and “Earthly” prophetically crosses Israel, the natural olive”, as it is written in the 11th chapter of the letter to Romans. Jacob’s 12 sons, 12 tribes of Israel, as an image, connect all the children of the Heavenly Father together.

11th chapter to Romans has one passage, having a very bad version of translation into Russian language, to say the very least, and it distorted and violated the whole meaning. It is one of the reasons, why the heresy of “substitution theory” appeared:

Rom.11 17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in instead of them, and became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, 18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

This phrase in verse 17 translated as grafted in INSTEAD of them” in Russian version (the original language in which this book was written), with original text having the meaning grafted in AMONG them”. You must agree that it is a very different meaning.

This Ephod contained the image of reconciliation. Messiah Yeshua, the King of kings and Lord of lords, in Him and by Himself accomplishes Redemption, reconciles and connects Heavens and Earthly worlds, visible and invisible. And it happens in a great degree through the children of the Heavenly Father, whom He has entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation, as it is written:

2 Cor.5 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Messiah, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Messiah reconciling the existing world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

3. Meil (outer garment, a robe). It was made of flax thread of tkhelet — heavenly blue color. Wool is a symbol of Israel and the “Heavenly”, and flax, having a plant origin, is a symbol of nations and the “Earthly”. Meil is a prophetic symbol of Heavens, Heavenly standard, and Heavenly things in general. Meil was an upper garment, covering the inner garment, like Heavens cover and protect the Earth.

4. Ktonet tashbeits (cellular) — a skillfully woven cellular inner tunic. Different translations have different words for it, but its main essence is inner garment. It looked like a long tunic, which is better called just garment. It was woven from snow-white linen, symbolizing, first of all, by its outer cellular look those Earthly worlds, Earthly standard, the Earthly, peoples and everything “earthly” in general. In fact, King and Messiah Yeshua holds all of these 70 worlds by Himself, “on Himself”. Remember, it’s written:

Based on LCV’19r translation:

Col.1 16 For in Him [Yeshua] everyone were created who are in heaven and who are on earth, visible and invisible, whether Thrones or Dominions or Principalities or Powers. All of them were created through Him and for Him.

5. Mitsnefet (a turban) is the “fifth element”. It was woven from a snow-white linen — shesh, and symbolized an earthly soul — nefesh, and also our earthly memory recording everything from the moment of our earthly birth. It is an image of an “earthly standard”, saying that we have to think only of what is “pure”.

6.  Avnet (a sash). Just as Hoshen and Ephod was woven of five elements: five threads, including the golden one. Its length was about 15 meters. It symbolized something called the sash of Truth.

7. Tsits is a metal golden plane, which has words set apart for Yahweh”. We talked about it earlier. It symbolizes our neshama — divine soul, and also memory of our divine soul, blocked till the time when something called the veil of oblivion is lifted: Isa.25:7.

This linen turban, a symbol of our earthly soul nefesh, connecting to the golden plate — a symbol of our Heavenly soul neshama, was also a prophetic action, saying that in due time “Heavenly and Earthly” are supposed to be reconnected, these two parts of our life, its two “halves” are to be reconnected through what Yeshua has accomplished with His sacrifice.

8. Mikhnas (underpants). They were made of a special thin white linen. They symbolize purity and control over human natural feelings, and everything related to reproduction.

So all eight elements of High Priest’s garments represent a model, a prophetic image of connection of all Heavenly and Earthly in Yeshua the Messiah, Who reconciled in Him and by Himself all Heavenly and Earthly, Heavenly and Earthly children of Our Father.

The King connecting brothers

I would like to start this section with a question I started this part: why Heavenly Jerusalem shall come down to earth only after all those spiritual quarantine events and it didn’t happen before, when there was no sin yet? Or maybe it’s not a “first time” meeting, but meeting “again”? This is a rhetorical question indeed, that’s why I’m going to answer it myself: it is all about the King. The King with a capital K.

We don’t choose “physical” parents: we have what we’ve got for life, but with “spiritual fathers” and kings it’s different. Of course, there were and there are nations and countries, where nobody asks anyone what they want. But we’re not talking about them now, because the whole world is filled with evil and it’s not good to dive too deep into it, no matter from which perspective you look. However, let’s consider the principle the Most High showed us using Israel’s example. We understand they never had an ideal king, which is actually quite understandable. They’ve had righteous kings, who were still not perfect, and we see it in their failures, mistakes and temporary fall. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life, as someone once said.

Nevertheless, after Israel came into the Promised land there was one king, with whom a special covenant has been made and who has become an image of the Highest King — Yeshua the Messiah. This king was David, son of Jesse. Prophet Shmuel (Samuel) anointed him to be the king, pouring a considerate amount of oil on his head. However, we do see that the amount of oil on David’s head didn’t guarantee him a comfortable life and quick ascension to the wonderful throne of kingdom of Israel. Not at all. Judging by what David had to go through, one can even start doubting the prophet was actually saying the truth, and that there was Almighty’s will for his reign.

We remember that many years had to pass from the moment the Most High declared His will through the prophet till the moment when David was invited to Hebron to become a king of his own tribe of Judah. Then, after seven years the representative of other tribes have come to him and invited to become a king over the whole people of Israel. Only after that he moved to live in heroic city of Jerusalem, and after a while the manifested glory together with the Arc of the Covenant also moved into this city.

Prophetically, the same thing is going to happen after Yeshua returns to the capital of Israel. His people invited Him to reign, and He’s going to come as King in His second coming and is going to sit on the place, prepared for Him in the Temple, build for Him. It is the first level of glory, but not yet the fullness of it. Then 1000 years later after all events described in Revelations, chapter 20, transformed earth is going to receive a descended  New Jerusalem — a Heavenly city, and that is going to be the fullness of manifested glory. In that moment two Temples — Earthly and Heavenly — are going to be united.

Different nations live as they will, but to His people the Almighty showed the pattern of Heavenly standard, which He Himself wants to see. It means that the Father doesn’t make any of His children receive the king’s authority by force. Freedom of choice is not only freedom to choose or reject sin, but first of all, freedom to choose whose authority you’re under. Heavenly Father is first and foremost the Father, a Dad for His kids, and only after that He is the Creator. This is the order and priority that is supposed to be. While children are small they don’t really care for statuses and abilities of their parents, taking them entirely and completely as loving mom and dad. Only after they grow up and start to comprehend what is happening, they start to be interested in all these positions, statuses and abilities of their parents. That’s why in the beginning, when His children were yet in baby age, the Almighty revealed Himself to them as a loving Dad, building up the Family through His Spirit.

Further on, as they grew, developed and learned about the existing creation, of which the Heavenly Father is the Creator, and also as the result of understanding and comprehension of Who He really is, they started to get more respect and reverence before Him. It was a sort of entering to the spiritual teenage period. As they developed, learned and grew, the children had to enter their spiritual “maturity” age. As we all know, when children reach adolescence, preparing to enter their adult life, they suddenly start to disagree with their parents’ decisions more. Their desire to make their own decisions grows rapidly, and they also try to separate themselves from their mom and dad, so that the latter wouldn’t control their young, forming, and maturing personality. Moreover, when a young man meets a young girl and they want to get married, if there is such an opportunity, they try to get away from their parents, so that the influence of one of the loving mothers wouldn’t add to some negative factors in their relationships. I think, everybody knows what I’m talking about.

If we project this pattern to the situation existing THEN (only in the context of the entire Scriptures), and also read carefully through the first chapters of the book of Genesis, especially chapter two, we’re going to see the following. The Heavenly Father created Heavens and “everything in it” first, according to the image reflected in first two chapters of the first book of the Scriptures. He created everything which was to be created and prepared for His children appearance in Heavens. In a while the first sons got their Heavenly female partners. For His children to develop as individual persons and take the burden of responsibility for decisions they make, the Father provided a principle, according to which the children had to “separate themselves” from Him in a certain point and in a certain measure, so that His evident presence wouldn’t hinder such development.  It is the principle we see in the end of the second chapter:

Gen.2 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh (ehad).

After a while the Almighty started to create everything Earthly: 70 earthly worlds, appointed to be inhabited. Using the existing pattern, He prepared everything there so that his Earthly sons could be born in these worlds. After they appeared, His Heavenly children were actively engaged in helping their younger brothers, assisting them in entering their heritage. This principle is covered in the letter to Galatians:

Gal.4 1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave (servant), though he is master (lord) of all, 2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.

That is the principle, based on which everything happened THEN. The Firstborn of the Heavenly Father were those “guardians and stewards” appointed by Him until His Earthly sons and their descendants reached certain spiritual age, so they could in some period of time receive authority to rule in their world.

According to the Scripture, the Promised land is a Wife for Israel. That is, “land”, “field”, sphere of our calling is prophetically a “Wife” of the King’s children. That’s why on personal level every son “joined” his Eternal partner, uniting with her in eternity. As for the sphere of their ministry and action, all of them were “joined” to their “Promised land” in some sense. That’s why ministry in the Earthly world during that first stage has become some kind of this prophetic reflection of “joining”.

Why “joining”? It is a Hebrew word דָבַק dabak: to glue together, to join, to stick together. That is the main meaning. In the process of translation into different languages they added possible variations, or so they thought: “to reach”, “to catch up with”, etc. However, Hebrew language has other worlds for these notions. The word “join” is a synonym to the notion “to glue together”: “to stick one thing to another in a way it would become whole”.

Earlier, before the start of the universal rebellion, Heavenly and Earthly worlds were in a very close connection. There is one passage in the Scripture which sounds as follows:

Deut.11 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.

In Hebrew the underlined phrase goes like this:

KiYamem haShamaim al haArets.

The exact translation of this passage is this:

As the time, when Heavens were on (near, close to) earth.

After Heavens were purified and the opposition has been located to the sphere of Earthly worlds, Heavens were in some way separated and “removed” from those 70 worlds. But in spite of the closeness that had existed before they were “parted”, the capital of all the universe, Heavenly Jerusalem, has not been located on Earth. The appeared sin affected the existing plan of the Almighty, but didn’t cancel it.

The Heavenly Father had a plan to join His Family together in the far future, and Heavenly Jerusalem was supposed to come down to Earth, connecting all the worlds together in one “geographical place”, but in different dimensions. Heavenly Jerusalem — she is the only one, and according to the Scriptures she will come down to the physical ground of this world. Considering that the Earth and all Earthly worlds in general have the same “foundation” and “pillars”, then in fact, Heavenly Jerusalem is going to be simultaneously located in the center of all those 70 inhabited worlds. To “prepare” everything a little for such an “upgrade”, some prearrangements and improvements are to be done:

LCV’19r Translation:

Rev.21 1 Then I saw an unusual Heaven and an unusual Earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared. Also there was no more deep water space. 2 Then I, John, saw the city which is far from any failure, an unusual New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from the Almighty Himself, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the very heaven saying [to me], “Behold, the tabernacle of the Most High is with men! And He will spread His tabernacle to dwell with them, and they shall be His people. The Almighty Himself will be among them — their Almighty!

First of all, as we already said, rakiya or the Heavenly dome is going to be removed. Secondly, and thirdly, the earth is going to be “reshaped” not only related to its geographical appearance but it is going to be changed so that Heavenly Jerusalem could come down on it, connecting this whole “construction together”. There will be no more seas, or those huge water spaces, while there will be no need of them anymore. There will be rivers and lakes, but whether they will be huge, no one knows. Of course, I think it’s not important right now. I think that everything is going to be beautiful, just as everything the Heavenly Father does.

However, all of this is just a “technical part”, so to say. What was actually the key point in this process of “forming”, “growing” and “connecting the Family”? This key point is a voluntary election of the King, choosing His authority, and living according to it. First, the children are supposed to know the Almighty as their Dad, to soak in His love, starting to accept love and learning to love themselves. It is like when they had to eat from the Tree of Life first, which is Heavenly Father Himself, Who is Love.

Then as spiritual teenagers they start to know their Dad as a Creator, getting true respect to Him and learning reverence. They start to eat of the revelations and knowledge, which come through knowing the Father as the Creator of everything. That’s the period when some separation and individualization happens, so that the person could form in harmony: Gen.2:24. We know from experience that when children start to get children of their own, their relationships with their parents enter a new stage, when daughters start to listen to the council of their mothers more, and sons are more attentive to wisdom their fathers can share. Besides, they can bring joy to their parents, giving them their grandchildren for a while and having some short rest themselves 🙂 In any case, so it must be if everything develops as it should.

Nevertheless, sooner or later a period of spiritual maturity comes when both these qualities, these two attitudes must join together: Love and Reverence. In Hebrew tradition this connection means combination of Hesed (kindness, mercy, generosity) and Din (just and righteous judgement) qualities. Love and reverence, kindness with mercy and justice: here are two categories, two qualities that must be joined together for one to enter the fullness of spiritual maturity age. This combination helps to receive the Most High not just as a Father, and not just as a Creator of everything that is, but as a King. And there is a time and place for every such manifestation in its specifics: a Dad, Who is a Creator, being a King.

So our Heavenly Father in His wisdom and His sovereign will decided to accomplish this “transition” to an adult level in a way where He declared His Son the King for all the children and creations — the Living Word, Who just as the Father has no beginning and no end, Who is One with Him in eternity. Only to His Son He gave authority to have Life in Himself (Jh.5:26). Once THEN the Father declared it before all the living, but the virus of sin appeared and damaged all existing decisions, relationships and Covenants. And in some far future, when the sin virus is annihilated, a moment will come when it is going to happen again to restore all relationships and Covenants that had existed:

Heb.1 6 But when He again brings the Firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all the angels of God worship Him.”

The Almighty, Who is the Heavenly Father for all of His children, declared His will, saying that it is His Son Whom He appoints to be King for all creation, and all Angels, that is, ministering spirits, had to admit His authority. It was a necessary factor of joining everything under Yeshua’s Reign. Angels had no choice in this matter, but the Father didn’t command His children to do it, He just said it was His perfect will. So every child had a time to agree with it voluntarily. It was like when He told Adam there was a Tree of Life in the center of the Garden of Eden, but He didn’t make him eat only of its fruits. The children were given a right to decide for themselves.

In Heavenly Father’s Family accepting and receiving His Son’s authority is a matter of voluntary choice, and it’s connected with entering the spiritual maturity age. The Heavenly Father has given ALL power in Heavens and on Earth to His Son, Who was called Yeshua after incarnating on the Earth:

Mtt.28 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

The Father also gave Him authority of the Supreme Judge:

Jh.5 22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

As a result, everything is supposed to become united, so that the Almighty could be all in all:

1 Cor.15 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death… 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

The plan was to join everything under Yeshua’s authority, as King of all kings and Lord of lords, Who in His turn is always obedient to the Heavenly Father, fulfilling His will.

David, being anointed for kingdom, had to wait for a while, and suffered persecutions from the one who was rejected by the Almighty. Just as Yeshua, being anointed to become King of kings, waited for His appointed hour, for the time when everyone, who has a right of choice, make their choice regarding Him as King. As David was invited to reign over the tribe of Judah, so the first messianic Jews accepted Yeshua as their Messiah and King. And then it took about seven years for other tribes to accept David, admitting he was chosen by the Almighty. A deeper prophetic plane is that the tribe of Judah, who accepted the reign of David, is the symbol of those faithful, who THEN during THAT war accepted authority of the Son of God, unlike those, who opposed the faithful following in the footsteps of the former “covering cherub”, who rejected Yeshua as King, and who later on was called fallen.

In times of David it took seven years for 11 tribes to define whether they want to have David as a king or not. The same way a part of those living THEN and getting into spiritual quarantine have to decide on the matter of their true King during all those “nominal” 7000 years of quarantine. It is through His Son Yeshua and under His authority that the Heavenly Father wishes to connect the Heavens and all the worlds:

Eph.1 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself [Yeshua], 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the appointed times He might [gather together] in one everybody in Messiah, both those who are in heaven and those who are on earth—in Him. 

Heavenly Jerusalem is going to come down from purified Heavens to renewed Earth. Yeshua is like a NAIL, connecting Heavens and Earth in every sense. We see a perfect ORIGINAL plan: connecting Heavens and Earth, Heavens and all the worlds, Heavenly Divine design and mercy. Heavenly Jerusalem is going to be a place of connection of Heavens and all the worlds, becoming a place of “joined glory”. Whether new worlds are going to be created or not, and how it is going to be — we’ll see: our Heavenly Father is full of mysteries and surprises, which He is going to reveal in eternity. All of that is going to happen gradually, step by step, as we grow in love and fruits of the Spirit.

After everything that happened and is going to happen, there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, that’s why everything is going to fall in its place and the Divine design is going to be restored. Creator’s creation and His Family are going to live through this period of their development and enter the age of spiritual maturity, experiencing the love of the Heavenly Father and entering the knowledge of reverence before Him as the Creator. They will go through difficult times of coming of age, rebellion, war and restoration, and the period of Kingdom fullness, both on Earth and in Heavens. What Yeshua accomplished with His ministry, sacrifice and redemption, is going to become a seal, confirming He is the King of everything that is, and the Heavenly Father is going to rein through Him, connecting all in all. Then things said through His Spirit are going to be fulfilled completely, what eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered it into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

In the end of this part I’d like to say the “time is near”, so may the Heavenly Father help us all climb the mountain where He awaits for each of us, and let the veil of oblivion covering the nations be lifted on this mountain as He promised, and may He help us remember everything He wishes to reveal to us, so that we could transform into His image even more and enter the fullness of commitment, bringing lots of good fruits into His Kingdom!

Part 13

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