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Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Double Portion Anointing versus a “Counterfeit Holy Spirit.”

Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2007
By Maria Merola

In the year 2007, I had two prophetic dreams during a time of intense fasting and prayer. These two dreams, I believe point to the same underlying message. 

This underlying message is going teach us how to identify the true Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) of YaHuWaH versus the “Counterfeit Holy Spirit which seeks to mimic the genuine. 

In these two dreams, I was shown that there is already a template seen in scripture which is the “schematic or the “blueprint” 
for being able to discern the real Messiah, Yahuwshuwa from the counterfeit or false Messiahs. This template is seen in the design of the Tabernacle of Mosheh (Moses). Whenever we deviate from this pattern, we end up with a pagan impostor

Dream on June 17th 2007

I had been praying and I fell asleep in my big overstuffed chair. I had a dream that there was a creature on my dining room table that looked like a lobster or a scorpion of some sort. 

It was “off white” in color and it was crawling across my table. Then it lifted off of the table with wings and it started to fly over to me and it began to descend upon me. But before it could land on my chest, I woke up. When I woke up, I gasped in horror and said Father, what was that???!!!” His reply to me was Maria that is the counterfeit Spirit that imitates the real Holy Spirit in many Churches...

This seems to go along with the way that the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) warned the Corinthians:

2nd Qorinthiym (Corinthians) 11:

3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Mashiyach (Messiah).

4 For if he that comes preaches another Yahuwshuwa (Jesus), whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another besowrah (gospel), which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him.

The fact that this creature looked like a lobster or a crustacean of some sort tells me that this was an “unclean spirit.” YaHuWaH told me that it was a counterfeit or a “false” spirit coming to deceive many in the Christian Church in these last days. Because the color of this creature was not pure white, but more of an “off white” color indicates that it is not pure. It will try to imitate the real Holy Spirit who descended as a dove upon our Messiah at his baptism (Luke 3:22), but instead of it being like a dove it will be an unclean creature. Lobsters are “bottom-feeders” that eat the scum off of the bottom of the ocean floor. YaHuWaH created such creatures for the express purpose of cleaning up the garbage and waste from our environment.

In the 11th chapter of Leviticus, YaHuWaH tells us that these unclean creatures are an ABOMINATION to eat, because they are scavengers. Eating these unclean creatures will give you worms and parasites. To those who think that we are allowed to eat these unclean animals now because they reason that we are under grace,” I want to make it clear, that I am not preaching justification by works of the law.” But our bodies are a temple for the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) and we are to reverence the place where the Holy Spirit desires to dwell. We are commanded to put a difference between “clean and unclean, holy and profane.” YaHuWaH does not want us to defile our bodies (our temple) by eating these unclean creatures because he wants us to be free of the diseases of the Gentile nations. A lobster is a metaphor for how the counterfeit spirit feeds on “unclean” doctrines of devils (1st Timothy 4:1).

July 25 2007

I had a dream that I was at the home of my former Pastor. There were a lot of young people there that were “college and career age” in their 20’s.

There was one guy there who was smoking a cigarette, and I asked him if he wanted to be delivered from bondage to nicotine. He said “yes.” So I made an announcement to everyone in the room. I said “is there any one here who wants to be delivered from bondage to cigarette smoking?” Several people came forward and we all got into a circle and began to pray. The pastor and his son were also there in the prayer circle.

But our prayer was interrupted for some reason, before we could even get started, and so nobody was delivered.

Then the scene switched. I was going into a Walmart and I saw the police handcuffing some people out in the parking lot, and putting them into the back of a police van that transports criminals to jail.

I heard someone say “those people are from former your Church…” So I went up to one of the police officers and said “excuse me, I have to ask, what are these people being arrested for…?”

And he said “for preaching the gospel.”  I was shocked and I became angry and told the police officer that he was wrong for arresting them for that reason. He then took out his handcuffs and began to threaten me with being arrested if I did not shut my mouth.

Then I was suddenly back at the pastor’s home and with those same young men who had wanted prayer for deliverance from cigarette smoking. I tried again to get everyone in a prayer circle and this time, everyone gathered for prayer.

There was one guy missing that had formerly been in the prayer circle. In the dream his name was “Ariel.” And so I called for this guy, Ariel and he came. But he was wearing a woman’s skirt (black in color) and he was also wearing a white t-shirt. I said to him in a loving way:

“Ariel, don’t you know what it says in Deuteronomy 22:5----that it is an abomination for a man to wear that which pertains to a woman, and for a woman to wear that which pertains to a man?…YaHuWaH was talking about a man wearing woman’s clothing or a woman wearing men’s clothing, but he goes one step further and uses the word PERTAINS to a “woman or a man” which means that we are not to mix genders…. He has to put a difference between male and female with regard to the role of the bride and the bridegroom. When he says that there is neither male nor female, Jew nor Greek, in Galatians 3:28, he is talking about our inheritance in Messiah being equally distributed. But when it comes to our roles, we must make a distinction between the bride and the bridegroom!”

I continued, and got into a preaching mode, as all gathered around to hear me preach:

“Why does YaHuWaH tell us this in his word? Because he is a Holy Elohiym, and he wants us to be Holy as he is Holy…He gave us the Towrah (Mosaic Law) to teach us how to put a difference between clean and unclean, holy and unholy. The reason why the Towrah (Law) was given was to show us Yah’s righteous standards. Grace came to give us the power to live up to Yah’s righteous standards without being “underneath” the law. Instead of being “under” it, the Towrah (Mosaic Law) is inside of us, for it is written upon our hearts. We are not UNDER it, but it is within us! The Law of Mosheh (Moses) is Holy (Romans 7:12). It only brings us under a curse when we violate it, because of our weak sinful nature (see Deuteronomy 28). But our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa has broken the curse now and we have his resurrection power living within us. We have the  Towrah (Mosaic Law) now written in fleshy tables of the heart (2nd Corinthians 3:3). If we are walking in the true Holy Spirit, it will be evidenced by the fact that we will not violate YaHuWaH Elohiym’s Holy Law (Towrah). But if we are walking in the flesh, it will be evidenced by the “works” of the flesh which ultimately results in breaking all of YaHuWaH’s Laws.”

Some of you think you are walking in the spirit, but it is a “counterfeit” of the genuine Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit). The “counterfeit” spirit will not put a difference between clean and unclean, holy and unholy. When Keefa (Peter) had that vision on the rooftop in the 10th chapter of Acts, YaHuWaH told him that he had made unclean animals clean by virtue of Messiah’s blood. But this was a metaphor of the uncircumcised Gentiles who had been considered “unclean” but now they were being made clean through the Renewed Covenant. But does that mean that YaHuWaH now deems unclean, as clean without change, without repentance? No! He made unclean people clean by virtue of the sacrifice of Messiah on the cross (stauros). There has to be repentance from violating Elohiym’s Law (Towrah) before we can receive forgiveness and become clean.

We are not automatically clean without repentance. Yahuwshuwa will only sprinkle us with his blood when we come by way of the Tabernacle of Mosheh (Moses) because it is in the pattern of the cross of Messiah. We have to offer up ourselves on the altar of sacrifice and receive his sacrifice for us. We have to cleanse our hands (symbolic of dead works) in the bronze laver and see a reflection of ourselves in the water (the water of the word of Elohiym). 

We have to go into the Holy Place and offer up incense (prayers and worship). We have to eat from the table of show-bread (the daily bread of his word, the hidden manna). We have to be lit with the fire of the Holy Spirit like the seven-branch menorah that burns with the oil. We have to be like that golden candlestick burning with the fire of the Holy Spirit and always remain filled with the oil that keeps us burning. And only then can we go into the “Holy of Holies” with Messiah and be sprinkled with his blood! Only then does he sprinkle his blood on the mercy seat for us. We can not approach the Holy of Holies without repentance. Any priest who would go into the Holy of Holies unworthily would die on the spot! Beloved these are the days of Ananias and Sapphira. These days are coming again in the Assemblies, just like in Acts chapter 5 where people will die on the spot for violating the Towrah (Law) in the presence of YaHuWaH!

That is why the High Priest (Kohen Gadowl) had to wear bells around the hem of his garment. If the bells stopped ringing the other priests would know that he was no longer alive. They would then drag him out from behind the curtain by a rope that was tied to his ankle. We (his covenant children) are his royal priesthood (2nd Peter 2:9), and we must enter into the presence of YaHuWaH by way of the cross (the stauros), by way of the Tabernacle of Mosheh (Moses). If you see the Tabernacle of Mosheh from an aerial view, you can see that it is in the shape of a cross. There is a “Counterfeit Holy Spirit” (which is really an unholy spirit) and a false revival coming. This false revival will not put a difference between clean and unclean, holy and unholy. But YaHuWaH is saying to those in the Christian Church: 

“…Though you are an unclean people, I want to make you a clean set-apart people, holy sanctified ….He says ‘come out from among the temple of idols and be you separate says YaHuWaH and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you…’ ” (2nd Corinthians 6:16-17)

He will not automatically make everything clean. We have to go to execution stake (the cross, stauros) metaphorically speaking by denying ourselves daily. We have to go through the pattern of the Tabernacle of Mosheh. That is the pattern and it will always be the pattern. This “false” or counterfeit spirit will never agree with the Towrah (Law of Moses). But the true Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) will always agree with the Mosaic Law (Towrah).

The Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) spoke about the “Mystery of Lawlessness” in his day and he said that it was  “already at work” (2nd Thessalonians 2:7). This is the spirit of Anti-Messiah that will promote a false revival because it promotes a false spirit that pretends to be “holy” and calls itself the “Holy Spirit” but it is anything but holy! This false spirit will not agree with the Law of Moses! The “double portion anointing” (2nd Kings 2:9) is that of Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah).

YaHuWaH will always send Moses first to restore us back to Towrah before he sends the “Spirit of Elijah” (Malachi 4:4-5). People in the church sing songs and cry out for the “Spirit of Elijah” to come and “restore the hearts of the fathers to the children” but they do not realize that this will only happen after we first “remember the the law of Mosheh!”

Malakiy (Malachi) 4:

Remember you the Towrah (Law) of Mosheh my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Yisra’el, with the statutes and judgments.

5 Behold, I will send you Eliyahuw (Elijah) the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of YHWH:

6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

In my dream, after I finished preaching this sermon, we all got into a prayer circle and began to pray for deliverance.

Interpretation of this dream and further Revelation I had after the dream:

We read in Hebrews 4:12 that the word of our creator is “sharper than any two-edged sword.” In Revelation  1:16, our Messiah has a “two-edged sword” coming from his mouth. What is this “double edged sword” all about?

This duality shows us that we must have both elements in harmony in order to have the effectiveness of the “double portion anointing” in our lives. What is this “two-edged sword?” It consists of having two “seemingly opposite” forces at work in our lives, but they are actually working “synergistically” and in harmony as they compliment one another.  What are some examples in the scriptures of these dualities? Law & Prophets (Matthew 22:40) Spirit & Truth (John 4:24), Wisdom & Revelation (Ephesians 1:17).

This is the “double portion anointing” that will rest upon the “two witnesses” in Revelation 11:4. Who are these “two witnesses?” The angel told John that they are “the two candlesticks and the two olive trees.” In Jeremiah 11:16 & Ezekiel 37:16-17 we find out who the “two olive trees” are. YaHuWaH likened Yisra’el to a “green olive tree” in Jeremiah 11:16. But in 1st Kings 12, Yisra’el was divided into “two nations” (Ephrayim & Judah). Then, in Ezekiel 37:16, YaHuWaH told Ezekiel to write upon these “two sticks” the names of these “Two Houses of Yisra’el.” He said to write upon one for “Judah” and upon the other for “Joseph, the stick of Ephrayim.”

The Hebrew word for “stick” that is used in this above verse is “ets” which literally means “tree!”

Aha! Now we know who the “two olive trees” are in Revelation 11:4! In Romans 11, the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) calls them “the wild olive branches & the natural olive branches.”

In Revelation 1:20 our Messiah spoke about the “mystery of the seven golden candlesticks” in his right hand. He explained that they represent the “seven assemblies” in Asia. But out of those seven assemblies, there are only two congregations whom he found no fault with: Smyrna & Philadelphia.

Now we know who these two witnesses are!

They are represented by four objects:

Two Candlesticks: Smyrna & Philadelphia

Two Olive Trees: Ephrayim & Judah

These “two witnesses” are not merely two individual men, but they are four groups of people coming together to form “two groups of people.”

The “two candlesticks” are the remnant within the Christian Churches who depart from “Mystery Babylon” and they overcome sin and lawlessness. They not only walk in the power of the Holy Spirit but they also obey the Towrah (Law of Moses).

The “two olive trees” are the “Two Houses of Yisra’el” who accept the blood of Messiah as atonement for their sins and they also obey the Towrah.

These former Gentile believers in the Christian Church who “overcome” the world and the Anti-Messiah are typified in the “two candlesticks.” The Messianic Jewish believers in Messiah Yahuwshuwa who also obey the Mosaic Law (Towrah) are represented by “the two olive trees.”

Together, these two groups carry what is called “the double portion anointing” of Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah).

Back in the summer of 2007, during my season of fasting and prayer, I asked our Heavenly Father this question: “what is the double portion anointing that the prophet Elisha asked for in 2nd Kings 2:9?” 

As soon as I asked the question, an open vision was given to me of the “Mount of Transfigur-ation” seen in Matthew 17:3-4. In this account, our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa was seen with both Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah). In other words, he operated in both “types” of anointing!

Yahuwshuwa obeyed the Towrah (Mosaic Law) but he also operated in the gift of prophecy, and miracles, signs and wonders. Suddenly, everything else came into focus for me after this vision. I began to understand the dual nature of our Creator and how important it is to have “balance.” I suddenly understood why he commands us over and over again to look not to the right hand nor to the left: 

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 5:32 You shall observe to do therefore as YHWH your Elohiym has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Likewise, these “two witnesses” in Revelation 11:4 will also operate in the anointing of Elijah and Moses and they will also do the same exploits as Moses and Elijah as seen in Revelation 11:6:

“These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”

Who prayed that it would not rain in the days of his prophecy for 3.5 years? It was the prophet Eliyahuw (Elijah)!

Ya’aqob (James) 5:17 Eliyahuw (Elijah) was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
     
     1st Melakiym (Kings) 17:1 And Eliyahuw (Elijah) the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As YHWH  the Elohiym of Yisra’el lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
  
1st Melakiym (Kings) 18:1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of YHWH came to Eliyahuw (Elijah) in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.

Who turned water into blood and commanded plagues upon the earth? It was Mosheh!

Shemoth (Exodus) 7:20 And Mosheh (Moses) and Aharown (Aaron) did so, as YHWH commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

Shemoth (Exodus) 9:14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants, and upon your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.

In my dream, those Christians from my former church would not receive deliverance until there was persecution. When the police were arresting people for preaching the gospel, then they were open to hearing this message about the Towrah.

The young man in my dream had the name “Ariel”  because in Hebrew it means “Lion of El” and it is another name for Jerusalem in Isaiah 29:1. The name Ariel is also the name of the New Jerusalem, the heavenly city. Yahuwshuwa said that he will write the name of this holy city (Ariel, New Jerusalem) upon those who overcome (Revelation 3:12).

The young man in the dream had the name “Ariel” which is another name for Jerusalem. Listen to the prophecy given over the unregenerate people who belong to Jerusalem. In Galatians 4:26, the Apostle Sha’uwl or Paul, referred to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) as “the mother of us all.” This means that all those who profess faith in the Elohiym of Yisra’el belong to Jerusalem. This prophecy is addressed to the people who are “called by the name of YaHuWaH.” Jerusalem is the place where YaHuWaH has chosen to place his name.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 29:

Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where Dawidy (David) dwelt! add you year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

And I will camp against you round about, and will lay siege against you with a mount, and I will raise forts against you.

4 And you shall be brought down, and shall speak out of the ground, and your speech shall be low out of the dust, and your voice shall be, as of one that has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech shall whisper out of the dust.

*Note: This is speaking to those who are called Yisra’el, the covenant people of YaHuWaH. These are people who have accepted the blood of Messiah as atonement for their sins, but now they are scheduled for judgment because they are operating in a “false spirit” which is also called a “familiar spirit.” You will notice that he is telling the people who belong to Jerusalem that they will end up as one who operates in a familiar spirit.

In the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance the word for “familiar spirit” is #178 owb:

apparently through the idea of prattling a father’s name; necromancer; one who evokes the dead; ghost, spirit of a dead one; practice of necromancy; one that has a familiar spirit.

The definition for this word “familiar spirit” is clearly telling us that this is a “false” or “counterfeit” spirit that pretends to be the real Holy Spirit!
     
     Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am YHWH your Elohiym.

     Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 20:6 And the soul that turns after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

     Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 20:27 A man also or woman that has a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 18:

9 When you are come into the land which YHWH your Elohiym gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

In the story of King Saul, we see the perfect example of a man who was once anointed with the Spirit of YaHuWaH who would utter prophecies, but at the end of his life, he lost his ability to hear the voice of YaHuWaH, and he resorted to consulting with familiar spirits.

King Saul Backslides & Consults Familiar Spirits

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:3 Now Shemuw’el (Samuel) was dead, and all Yisra’el had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Sha’uwl (Saul) had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:7 Then said Sha’uwl (Saul) unto his servants, Seek me a woman that has a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that has a familiar spirit at Endor.

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:8 And Sha’uwl (Saul) disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray you, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto you.
     
    1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, you know what Sha’uwl (Saul) has done, how he has cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then lay you a snare for my life, to cause me to die?

What are seeing here is a man who did the right thing initially by banning those who had familiar spirits and who practiced witchcraft out of the land of Yisra’el. But then he became desperate to hear the word of YaHuWaH. Sha’uwl (Saul) had rebelled against the word of YaHuWaH so much that he no longer could hear his voice. Out of desperation, he went to a witch seeking to call up the dead spirit of the prophet Samuel. The woman was afraid that it was a trap and that he was there to catch her in the act of using divination so that he could turn her in to the authorities and thereby have her killed. But as we read on, we see King Sha’uwl as an example of someone who thinks that he is “under grace” just because he initially was anointed with the Holy Spirit. 

Disobedience Leads to a Counterfeit Spirit

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:15 And Shemuw’el (Samuel) said to Sha’uwl (Saul), Why have you disquieted me, to bring me up? And Sha’uwl (Saul) answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and Elohiym is departed from me, and answers me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called you, that you may make known unto me what I shall do.

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:16 Then said Shemuw’el (Samuel), Wherefore then do you ask of me, seeing YHWH is departed from you, and is become your enemy?

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:17 And YHWH has done to him, as he spoke by me: for YHWH has torn (rent) the kingdom out of your hand, and given it to your neighbour, even to Dawiyd (David):

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:18 Because you obeyed not the voice of YHWH, nor executed his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore has YHWH done this thing unto you this day.

1st Shemuw’el (Samuel) 28:19 Moreover YHWH will also deliver Yisra’el with you into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shall you and your sons be with me: YHWH also shall deliver the host of Yisra’el into the hand of the Philistines.

We see in the above account that King Saul had lost his ability to hear the voice of YaHuWaH because he would not obey! Because of one man’s disobedience, the final punishment to the nation of Yisra’el would be defeat, and ultimately death to their King. This brings me back to the interpretation of the dream. In my dream, the young man named “Ariel” was dressed in a woman’s skirt which denotes  gender and identity confusion. There is an identity crisis going on in the body of Messiah today where the bride wants to usurp the authority of the bridegroom. She wants to make up her own rules, and throw away the commandments and laws of our creator, calling it “bondage.” But the Towrah (Law) of our Creator YaHuWaH is the written marriage agreement called a “ketuwbah” in Hebrew.

In the ancient Hebrew Wedding Custom, the bride must have the “ketuwbah” on her at all times, or else she may not enjoy intimacy with the bridegroom. And what is the ketuwbah? In Jeremiah 31:31-33, Hebrews 8:10 & Hebrews 10:16 we are told that the Renewed Covenant in Messiah’s blood involves having the Towrah (Law) of our Creator YaHuWaH written in our hearts and minds. The majority in the Christian Church have relegated the Mosaic Law to “bondage” and antiquity. But if the bride does not obey Towrah, if she does not truly have it written in her heart, then she does not have intimacy with the bridegroom! In other words, she does not have the true Ruwach ha
Qodesh (Holy Spirit)!

In my dream, Ariel represents the “identity crisis” that exists in today’s Christianity. This is also manifesting in the realm of “gender confusion” and “cross-dressing.” Many of our youth in American culture are confused over their gender and they are now desiring to become “transgender.”

There seems to be a lot of exaltation of the bride of Messiah instead of the bridegroom. The bride of Messiah is acting upon her own authority by doing things her own way instead of the way that the bridegroom Yahuwshuwa did them according to the Mosaic Law (Towrah). The bride thinks that she can make up her own methods of worship and attach Messiah’s name to it.

In my dream the young man named “Ariel” was wearing a “skirt.” In Hebrew the word for skirt is #5785 owr which means: skin(as naked); hide leather. It comes from the root word #5783 uwr “to be bare, be made naked.”

This reminds me of the rebuke that Yahuwshuwa gives to the Laodicean Congregation:

Gilyahna (Revelation) 3:15-19 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would that you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of my mouth. Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”

The young man’s skirt was black in the dream, but Yahuwshuwa tells the Laodicean Congregation to buy white raiment (clothes) to cover their shame. The young man named Ariel in my dream had a white shirt, but a black skirt. It is as if YaHuWaH is saying “you are partially white and partially black.” This denotes “mixture” of the clean with the unclean!

There are many in the Christian Church who are endeavoring to be pure, but then there are other areas where they are naked and bare. They are uncovered by the blood of Yahuwshuwa because they have not repented.

The cigarette smoking has to do with burning false incense or false worship and prayers. The origins of cigarette smoking comes from the Native American Indians who took tobacco and rolled it up in corn husks and used it as a burnt offering to the pagan sun-god. They blew smoke signals to the pagan gods with the cigarette smoke.

But incense is meant to be a metaphor of the prayers of the qadowshiym (set-apart ones, saints):

Gilyahna (Revelation) 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all set-apart ones (saints) upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Gilyahna (Revelation) 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the set-apart ones (saints), ascended up before Elohiym out of the angel’s hand.

YaHuWaH had exact specifications for how the children of Yisra’el were to make their incense for the Tabernacle:

Shemoth (Exodus) 30:

34 And YHWH said unto Mosheh, Take unto you sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:

35 And you shall make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:

36 And you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with you: it shall be unto you most holy.

37 And as for the perfume which you shall make, you shall not make to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto you holy for YHWH.

38 Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.

We see from the above scripture, that YaHuWaH says no incense should be burned for ourselves! This also represents using music or any kind of worship medium for selfish pleasure instead of offering it up as an offering to our Creator. This is called “strange fire” and it is a a counterfeit!

Strange Fire is a counterfeit spirit that pretends to be the real Ruwach haQodesh (Holy Spirit), but it is a counterfeit of Satan! Back in the summer of 2007, I was shown in a prophetic dream that this counterfeit spirit can do all of the same things that the real Spirit of YaHuWaH can do, except for one difference:

The genuine Holy Spirit of YaHuWaH will always agree with Towrah!

The counterfeit will be in opposition to the Mosaic Law (Towrah)! 

In 2nd Thessalonians 2:7, we are told that the Anti-Messiah will promote The Mystery of Lawlessness!”


Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before YHWH, which he commanded them not.

And what caused them to offer strange fire? When we continue to read on, we discover that Nadab and Abihu had been drinking wine while serving in the temple:

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 10:

9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:

10 And that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

Under the Malkiy-Tzedeq (Melchizedek) priesthood, our bodies are the temple! Hence, a royal priesthood must remain sober in order to minister the true Holy Spirit! 

Satan, the master counterfeiter is able to mimic some of the same miracles of YaHuWaH in the same way that the Pharaoh’s sorcerers were able to mimic some of the miracles that Elohiym did through Mosheh (Moses). But Elohiym only allows Satan to have limited power. Yahuwshuwa even warned us in Matthew 24:24 that there would be false Messiahs and false prophets who would show signs and wonders in order to deceive the elect. YaHuWaH is a Holy Elohiym and he will not allow his presence to be mixed with idol worship or pagan rituals.

The prevailing attitude in the body of Messiah today is one of pride, arrogance, and covetousness. This was the attitude in Jeremiah’s day in Yisra’el when they presumed to do whatever they thought in their evil hearts to do. Covetousness and a desire for wealth was the motivation for offering incense to the Queen of Heaven and they counted on “cheap grace” to keep them in good standing with YaHuWaH:

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 44:17-18 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Yahuwdah (Judah), and in the streets of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem): for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.

As long as they were sons of Abraham, they saw no conflict with unholy mixture. And such is the attitude today even among the leadership within the body of Messiah. We see that the same thing happened to the sons’s of Aharown (Aaron) when they offered strange fire before YaHuWaH.

In Leviticus 10:2, when Aaron’s sons were devoured by the fire of YaHuWaH they died because they were disobedient in offering up strange fire or incense which he had already warned them not to do.

The incense had to be made of the exact spices in which he specified. If they deviated from the formula of incense in which YaHuWaH had set forth, they were committing adultery spiritually before YaHuWaH. The word “adulterate” means: to make impure by mixture.

The word “strange” in Hebrew in  Leviticus 10:1 is “zuwr” which is defined in the Hebrew Concordance as follows: to turn aside, to be a foreigner, strange, profane; to commit adultery.

The Hebrew word for “incense” is #6999 in the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance, which is the word “qatar,” defined as follows:

“the idea of fumigation in a close place thus driving out the occupants; turn into fragrance by fire, (especially by an act of worship) to smoke, offer up burnt sacrifice.”

Did you notice what this means? It means “to fumigate the old occupants and drive them out!” That means deliverance from demons comes from offering up the right incense to YaHuWaH (prayers and worship). It has to be made up of the spices that he specifies and the exact proportions that he specifies. There is a divine order to how this incense should be offered up.

In other words, the prayers of the qadowshiym (set-apart ones, saints) cannot be mixed with our own ideas and attitudes. We cannot offer up strange fire that is mixed with wrong attitudes and pagan ideas. Strange fire is a false anointing and a false Spirit that comes from people trying to make up their own composition of incense.

Mishle (Proverbs) 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the Towrah (Law), even his prayer shall be abomination.

The word “law” here in Hebrew is “Towrah” which means “instructions.” These instructions for successful living are found in the first five books of the Bible. If we refuse to be taught the Mosaic Law, even our prayers will become an abomination!

What caused the fire to be strange?

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 10:

Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

10 And that you may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

Those of us who are members of the body of Messiah and are recipients of the “Renewed Covenant” in Messiah’s blood, are called a “royal priesthood.” We are going to “rule and reign” with Messiah for a thousand years and we are going to be rulers, leaders in his Millennial Kingdom.

1st Keefa (Peter) 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
     
    Gilyahna (Revelation) 1:6 And has made us kings and priests unto Elohiym and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Awmane (Amen).

    Gilyahna (Revelation) 5:10 And has made us unto our Elohiym kings and priestsand we shall reign on the earth.

Mishle (Proverbs) 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

Mishle (Proverbs)31:5 Lest they drink, and forget the Towrah (Law), and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

Mishle (Proverbs) 31:6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Mishle (Proverbs) 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

You see, YaHuWaH wanted the entire nation of Yisra’el to be a nation of “kings & priests.” He wanted them to be the leaders of the entire earth to rule over the other Gentile nations. Originally the priesthood was not meant for only the tribe of Lewiy (Levi), but it was intended for all twelve tribes:

Shemoth (Exodus) 19:6 And you shall be unto me a kingdom of priestsand an holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak unto the children of Yisra’el.

But now, under the “Renewed Covenant” under Messiah Yahuwshuwa’s reign, every born-again believer is called to be a leader---in other words a king &priest in the order of Melkizedek!

The sons of Aharown (Aaron) were drinking wine while they were on duty in the temple. That is what caused them to offer strange incense in the temple of YaHuWaH!
     
     Yahuwchanon (John) 2:21 But he spoke of the temple of his body.    
     
     1st Qorintiym (Corinthians) 6:19 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) which is in you, which you have of Elohiym, and you are not your own?

Our bodies are the Temple of YaHuWaH, and as kings & priests in the Melkizedek Priesthood, we should not be drinking wine while we are serving him! But many in the body of Messiah are “drunk” with the “wine of fornication” which includes false pagan doctrines and Gnosticism.

Most People Confuse the Covenant at Mount Sinai with the one at Mount Horeb

Most people have assumed that Mount Sinai is the same location as Mount Horeb, and so they think that the covenant that YaHuWaH made with Yisra’el at Mount Horeb (the second one) is what genders to bondage! But the Jewish Encyclopedia reveals that there are two different locations (Mount Sinai & Mount Horeb) representing two different marriage covenants:

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=817&letter=S
The general opinion of modern scholars is that the name Sinai is derived from the name of the Babylonian moon-god named Sin… According to one theory, Sinai and Horeb are the names of two eminences belonging to the same range; if this be so the range became prominent in the history of the Hebrews some time before the promulgation of the Law. When Moses led the flocks of his father-in-law to the desert and came “to the mountain of Elohiym, even to Horeb,” an angel appeared to him from a flaming bush, and then Elohiym Himself spoke to Moses, telling him that where he stood was holy ground, thus foreshadowing the great event that was to occur there. From that mountain Elohiym persuaded Moses to go to Pharaoh and deliver the Yisra’elites from his yoke.

See my other article entitled: “Two Covenants in Galatians 4: Sarah & Hagar.”

And so you see Horeb is the place where Moses was called to deliver Yisra’el out of bondage. But Sinai is where they brought themselves back into bondage with the golden calf (after they had been saved out of Egyptian bondage).

The Apostle Sha’uwl or Paul likened the covenant made at Mount Sinai to bondage, and he said that it is like “Hagar” the slave woman.

Galatiym (Galatians) 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which genders to bondage, which is Agar (Hagar).

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 5:2 YHWH our Elohiym made a covenant with us in Horeb.

2nd Dibre ha Yamiym (Chronicles) 5:10 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables which Moses put therein at Horeb, when YHWH made a covenant with the children of Yisra’el, when they came out of Mitzrayim (Egypt).

The covenant at Mount Sinai was broken because of idolatry with the golden calf. But when Mosheh (Moses) went up the second time, and came back, that represented the New Covenant which he made with Yisra’el at Horeb! The ark of the Covenant is Messiah---the Covenant at Horeb!

On the day that Mosheh (Moses) came down the second time with the commandments, this was a prophetic picture of Messiah coming to baptize his bride with the Holy Spirit & fire!

The first covenant was pre-figured with Moses at Mount Sinai, but the Renewed Covenant was pre-figured with Moses at Mount Horeb!

This was the very first “Pentecost” called “The Feast of Weeks” (Leviticus 23:15-16) because it was 50 days after the first Passover, after YaHuWaH “parted” the Red Sea.

The second fulfillment of the “Feast of Weeks” happened on the day of Pentecost in the 2nd chapter of Acts, which was also 50 days after the resurrection of Messiah when he “parted” the curtain in the temple.

The Renewed Covenant was offered to Yisra’el at Mount Horeb, and our Messiah Yahuwshuwa came to complete this, by writing the Towrah (Mosaic Law) in our hearts!

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisra’el; After those days, saith YHWH, I will put my Towrah (Law) in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohiym, and they shall be my people.

The phrase “Renewed Covenant” does not mean “a totally different covenant”  it means a marriage covenant that has been broken, but it is now being “renewed” and then sealed with the blood of Messiah.

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:31 Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’el, and with the house of Yahuwdah (Judah).

The Hebrew word here for “new” is #2319 in the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance and it means “new, fresh” but it comes from the root word #2318 which is chadash which means “to rebuild, renew, repair.”

Aha! So Yahuwshuwa came to “rebuild, renew and repair” the covenant made at Mount Horeb, NOT Replace it!

Why was a “New” Covenant required? Because the old one was BROKEN:

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt); which my covenant they broke, although I was a husband unto them, says YHWH.

Notice that YaHuWaH is talking about the covenant that the children of Yisra’el broke when they first left Egypt at Mount Sinai. But the Renewed Covenant that he established at Mount Horeb with Moses did not get broken. Messiah fully revealed it and “confirmed” it with his own blood. Daniel 9:27 states that “he shall confirmed the covenant with many for one week…” which took place on Passover Week:

Marqos (Mark) 14:24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

The “Old” Covenant was “broken” just like Yahuwshuwa’s body was “broken” on the tree. But what happened to his body? It was then “resurrected, renewed and repaired!” And so if his body was broken just like that “Old” Covenant was “broken,” so was the “Renewed Covenant”“rebuilding” of the old one! 

The “Renewed Covenant” can be seen in the fact that the first time Moses came down from the mountain, he found the children of Yisra’el worshiping a golden calf. And so he “broke” the stone tablets and made them eat the gold which brought the “curse.”

Then he went back up again to the mountain (symbolic of Yahuwshuwa’s ascension into heaven), and then he came back with what? A “renewed” set of commandments symbolic of the Holy Spirit writing them on our hearts!

Ibriym (Hebrews) 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Yisra’el after those days, says YHWH; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them an Elohiym, and they shall be to me a people.”

Ibriym (Hebrews) 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says YHWH, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.

Sinai in the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance is #5514 ciynay: a mountain in Arabia. Interestingly, this word “ciynay” literally means “Babylonian moon god.” Mount Sinai is a metaphor for idolatry.

The slave woman, Hagar had a son that was born of Abraham named Ishmael who went to Arabia. The covenant at Sinai was the covenant of bondage, because Hagar was a slave woman to Abraham.

Moses went back up the second time around to get another set of commandments but this time when he came back down, he established a Renewed Covenant with the children of Yisra’el at Horeb.

Horeb in Hebrew is # 2722 “chareb” which means the Sinaitic Mountains.” It comes from another root word (#2217) to parch to desolate, to destroy, lay waste. Mount Horeb is a metaphor of the cross of Messiah where idolatry and sin was destroyed!

This covenant at Mount Horeb represents the Renewed Covenant in Messiah’s blood!

The Mosaic Law (Towrah) is the Template, but Messiah is the Fulfillment!


When people only emphasize the Towrah (Mosaic Law) but they have no intimacy or relationship with the Father, the result is a rigid, dry legalistic attitude, and this leads to death. When people are only focused on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, but they ignore the Towrah (Mosaic Law), they end up with strange fire” and a counterfeit spirit!

The difference between Sinai and Horeb was that at Sinai, Moses “broke” the tablets, or the law. There was no sacrificial system set up yet to atone for sin, and so they all had to pay for their own sins punishable by death.

At Horeb the sacrificial system was set up, as the proto-type of Yahuwshuwa and the Renewed Covenant. Even though the animal sacrifices could not atone for sin, the prophetic picture of it was being painted for them of how it already existed in eternity (Revelation 13:8, Hebrews 4:36, Matthew 25:34). In other words, it was always in his heart to have Yahuwshuwa as the “lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

Gilyahna (Revelation) 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

And so, those who had faith in what the Tabernacle was pointing to, (the eternal past and future atonement of the lamb) could lay hold of Grace even under that shadow!

The Taw (Cross) of Messiah & the Renewed Covenant was Pre-Figured with The Tabernacle of Mosheh at Mount Horeb


The “two sticks” (two trees) of Ezekiel 37:16 represent the “Two houses of Yisrael” which are: The House of Ephrayim & The House of Yahuwdah (Judah).

These two sticks (two trees) illustrate why our Messiah died on two poles in a “cross-shaped” pattern. 

In Revelation 1:8, he is called the “Alpha & Omega” which is the first and last letter of the Greek Alphabet. 

But the book of Revelation was first spoken to John in the Hebrew tongue before it was translated into Greek. And so Messiah would have referred to himself as the “Aleph & Taw” (the first and last letter in the Hebrew Alphabet). In the Ancient Pictograph Hebrew Alphabet, the Aleph & Taw is a picture of the red heifer sacrifice nailed to the cross!

1.) The Altar of Sacrifice: Represents the sacrifice of Messiah on the cross as the Lamb of Elohiym. Here we offer up ourselves to him as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1) and we choose to “deny ourselves and take up our cross daily” (Luke 9:23).

2.) The Bronze Laver: Here the Priest would wash his hands (symbolic of works). We “work” with our hands and so the washing of our hands has to do with repentance from our dead works. The laver had water in it and so the priest would see a reflection of himself in the water. This is a where we ask the Holy Spirit to “search” our hearts (Psalms 139:1 & 23) and show us the hidden sins of the heart. We receive cleansing from the old nature by the “washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26).

3.) The Table of Showbread: This is where we eat the show-bread, the daily bread of the hidden manna (Revelation 2:17) which is the word of YaHuWaH. Yahuwshuwa said “man shall not live by bread alone but by every word of Elohiym” (Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4). Yahuwshuwa is the bread from heaven (John 6:41, 6:51, 6:58). He is the bread of life. (John 6:33-48) We eat his flesh metaphorically as we live on his daily word.

4.) The Altar of Incense: This represents the prayers of the set-apart ones (the saints) and worship. (Revelation  8:3-4) We must develop a life of prayer and intimacy with him daily.

5.) The Menorah: Yahuwshuwa likened the Seven Congregations to Seven golden candlesticks (Revelation  1:20). The menorah could not stay lit without olive oil. We must be like those five wise virgins (Matthew 25:2) who kept their oil supply full at all times. We must be a “light” in a dark world. Yahuwshuwa said that we are to be the “light of the world” (Matthew 5:14) as he is also the “light of the world.” (John 8:12)

6.) The Ark of the Covenant: This was place where the Holy Spirit dwelled. In that ark were the Ten Commandments. This represents having the law deposited into our hearts. This is the place where YaHuWaH established the shadow of the Renewed Covenant with Moses at Horeb and the children of Yisra’el. The First Covenant established on Mount Sinai was broken.

7.) The Holy of Holies: This is where the priest would go and sprinkle the blood of the Lamb on the Mercy seat. YaHuWshuwa is our high priest after the order of Malki-Tzedeq (Melchzedek) and he sprinkles his own blood on that mercy seat for us. (Hebrews 9:19-21, 10:22).

You will notice that the Tabernacle is in the shape of a Taw (the last letter in the Hebrew alphabet). This is symbolic of the cross (stauros). The Tabernacle of Mosheh is a proto-type of the cross of Messiah. When we follow the pattern of the Tabernacle of Mosheh, we are learning how to enter into the heavenly throne room by way of the Taw (cross)!

We must come into the presence of YaHuWaH by way of the cross, the Taw, or the Tabernacle. This is how we enter into the heavenly “Holy of Holies.” There are no shortcuts. If we attempt to go into the Holy of Holies without this pattern we will die. That is why YaHuWaH protects us from being able to come into his presence lightly.

Ibriym (Hebrews) 4:

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, YaHuWshuwa the Son of Elohiym, let us hold fast our profession.

15 For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Ephsiym (Ephesians) 2:6 And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Mashiyach Yahuwshuwa.  

In order to walk in the “double portion anointing” instead of a counterfeit spirit, we must have both elements of “Law & Prophets” operating in our lives. This is the composition of incense that pleases YaHuWaH our Elohiym.

We see many examples of these dualities in scripture that are “seemingly” opposite concepts but together they are in harmony to form “the double portion anointing.” What are these dualities?

The Double Portion Inheritance is seen on many levels prophetically throughout the scriptures within these dualities:

Moses & Elijah: (Malachi 4:4-5, Matthew 17:3-5); The Mount of Transfiguration (Messiah’s Ministry).
Law & Prophets: (Matthew 22:40, Romans 3:21).
Truth & Spirit: (John 4:24).
Wisdom & Revelation: (Ephesians 1:17).
Judgment & Mercy: (Psalms 101:1, Hosea 12:6, Zechariah 7:9).
Judah & Ephrayim = One Stick (Ezekiel 37:16-17).
Jew & Gentile = One New Man (Ephesians 2:15).
Smyrna & Philadelphia (Revelation 1:20,11:4).
Justification & Sanctification: (1st Corinthians 6:11, James 2:24, 1st Peter 1).
Wise as Serpents (Law) & Gentle as Doves (Spirit): (Matthew 10:16).
The Two-Edged Sword: (Psalms 149:6, Hebrews 4:12, Revelation 1:16; 2:12).
Two Candlesticks & Two Olive Trees: (Revelation 11:4).
King & Priest = The Melchizedek Order (Hebrews 7).
Lion & Lamb = Yahuwshuwa Messiah is both (1st Peter 1:19, Revelation 5:5-12).
Messiah Ben Joseph & Messiah Ben David = Yahuwshuwa at his 1st & 2nd coming.
12 Tribes & 12 Apostles = 144,000 (Revelation  7 & 14).
The Father & The Son = YaHuWaH Elohiym (1st John 2:22-23, Proverbs 30:4).
Rachel & Leah = Two Sisters (Jerusalem & Samaria) (Genesis 31:4, Jeremiah 3).
Joshua & Caleb = The Two Spies; Joshua from Ephrayim & Caleb from Judah.
The Crucifixion & The Resurrection.
Water Baptism & Fire Baptism: (Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16)
The Blood & The Water: (John 19:34 came from Messiah’s side)
Faith & Works: (James 2:17-26)
Fruits of the Spirit (Works) & Gifts of the Spirit (1st Corinthians 12:4-9; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:9)
The New Heaven & The New Earth: (Revelation 21:1)
The Right Hand & The Left Hand: (Genesis 48:13-14; Exodus 22& 29; Leviticus 14:16 & 27; Deuteronomy 5:32; Joshua 1:7, 23:6; 2nd Samuel 16:6).
The Old Testament (TaNaKh) & The New Testament (Briyth Chadashah).

Many of these “dualities” are seen throughout scripture. But both of these elements must always co-exist together in Messiah Yahuwshuwa. He is the one who inherits the Double Portion Blessing of Joseph, and those who follow him are joint-heirs with him in this Double Portion Blessing (Romans 8:17)!

We cannot have one without the other. The Letter of the Towrah (Mosaic Law) kills if it is administered without the Holy Spirit. But the Towrah (Law) is meant to “kill the flesh” so that the Holy Spirit can in turn resurrect us and give us life! (2nd Corinthians 3:6). When the Towrah (Mosaic Law) is administered by the Holy Spirit and not in stone tablets, it is called “The Law of the Spirit of Life” which is what frees us from the “The Law of Sin & Death” (Romans 8:2). 

2 comments:

  1. old covenant is 10 commandment law given at Mt. Sinai sealed by blood of animals...new covenant is grace and truth of the Savior given on Mount Zion and sealed with His blood.

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  2. @DW, yes this is partially true. However, the Covenant at Mount Sinai did not include the blood of animals. The people of Yisrael had sinned and they had to pay with their own blood. It was the second Covenant at Mount Horeb where the Tabernacle of Moses was set up and blood atonement was made for them. This was a "pre-cursor" to the Renewed Covenant in Messiah's blood given at Mount Tziyown (Zion). So you see, the Covenant at Mount Sinai genders to bondage because it was a covenant with the golden calf. But the covenant at Mount Horeb was a foreshadowing of the New Covenant which genders to Freedom. The Tabernacle is the "blueprint" of Messiah.

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