OUR UNIVERSE AS GOD WILL HAVE IT
10-18-15 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the audio and notes without video are archived.
The depth of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrine
THE PROCESS OF OUR SPIRITUAL PERFECTION
(Exo 15:22-26) So Moses [Heb: drawn out of he water; rescuedeb: drawn out Heb:] brought Israel [Heb: he will rule as God] from the Red sea [the Reed Sea (papyrus); the archetype and shadow of the open Bible], and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah [Heb: bitter /// angry, discontented]. And the people murmured [Heb: complained] against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved [Heb: tested] them [as one would “prove” a sword], And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken [Heb: hear intelligently; be obedient: understand] to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear [Heb: listen] to his commandments, and keep [Heb: guard; protect] all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee [i.e., Jehovah Ropheka].
Commentary: “a tree” = “the tree of life” Gen 2:9, foreshadowing the “tree” of the cross: Acts 5:30; 10:39; 13:29; Gal 3:13; 1 Pet 2:24.
(Exo 15:27) And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten [70 – 7 being the number of completion] palm trees [Heb: to be erect: palm tree]: and they encamped [Heb: to incline, pitch a tent, dwell, rest in tent] there by the waters [under the palm trees].
Elim = Heb: psalm trees /// strength; hence anything strong; specifically a chief (politically); also a ram (from his strength); a pilaster [pillar] (as a strong support); an oak or other strong tree: - mighty (man), lintel, oak, post, ram, tree.
Commentary: “twelve wells of water” = the word of God is “the water of life” Rev 21:6; 22:1; 22:17 destined to “bear twelve manner of fruits” Rev 22:2.
(Eph 5:25,26) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word [“with the Word” Amplif., “through the word” NIV],
Commentary: water = the word of God exemplified in the Old Testament through the washing and cleansing of one’s hands (works) and feet (walk) by the sanctifying water of the brazen laver.
(Heb 4:12) For the word of God is quick [Gk: zao; living: alive], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
(John 4:10,11) Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living [Gk: zao; living: alive] water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living [Gk: zao; living: alive] water?
(John 7:37,38) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living [Gk: zao; living: alive] water.
(Rev 21:6) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
(Rev 22:1,2) And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations [i.e., Jehovah Ropheka].
(Rev 22:17) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Commentary: “threescore and ten palm trees” = represent a complete covering, symbolizing complete authority and protection over the complete accountability of “the water of life.” The palm trees and the water together represent a symbiotic relationship wherein their co-existence serves to be beneficial to both parties (His delight; our delight). We who are saved, born-again, are now in “the water of life,” and we are dissolving for water is slightly acidic (metaphorically paralleling the burning bush that “was not consumed” Exo 3:2), and we are becoming “the water of life” (i.e., the word of God, the Bible, the living water). Soon after our water immersion (baptism) into the “open Bible” (the Reed Sea) we shall be drawn up (raptured) through the roots of the palm tree(s) to become an eternal tree of life.
(Gen 2:8) And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden [Heb: pleasure: delight]; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
YE SHALL PROSPER IN GOD’S WAY FOR HIS DELIGHT, OR PERISH
(Psa 1:1-3) Blessed [Heb: happy] is the man that walketh not in the counsel [Heb: advice] of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way [Heb: course of life or mode of action] of sinners [Heb: a criminal, or one who is accounted guilty], nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful [Heb: scoffer: mocker]. But his delight [Heb: pleasure: desire] is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate [Heb: ponder: study, utter] day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of [living] water [i.e., the word of God, the Bible, the word of life], that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
leaf = Heb: a leaf (as coming up on a tree), collectively foliage: branch /// to ascend.
wither = Heb: wilt; fall away, fail, faint; (fig.) to be foolish or morally wicked; to despise, disgrace: dishonour, lightly esteem, fade away, fall down, fall off), do foolishly, come to nought, X surely, make vile, wither.
prosper = Heb: to push forward: break out, come (mightily), go over, be good, be meet, be profitable, cause to prosper, effect to prosperity, make to prosper, send prosperity).
(Psa 1:4-6) The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind [of the Holy Spirit] driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners [Heb: a criminal, or one who is accounted guilty] in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way [Heb: course of life or mode of action] of the righteous [Heb: just: lawful]: but the way [Heb: course of life or mode of action] of the ungodly shall perish.
ungodly = Heb: morally wrong; a bad person: condemned, guilty, wicked man, that did wrong /// to be, do, or declare wrong; by implic. to disturb, violate: condemn, make trouble, vex, be wicked, commit wickedness, deal wickedly, do wickedly.
chaff = Heb: chaff (as pressed out, winnowed or (rather) threshed loose) /// to press.
driveth away = Heb: to shove asunder, disperse: - drive (away, to and fro), thrust down, shaken, tossed to and fro.
perish = Heb: A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy): - break, destroy (-uction), + not escape, fail, lose, (cause to, make) perish, spend, X and surely, take, be undone, X utterly, be void of, have no way to flee.