Sunday, we opened the door of the possibility we are in the seals that Jesus opened in heaven. Maybe into the third seal. The disruption of governments, taking away peace, and growing inflation/famine are all present and are in the first three seals. The fourth seal is death in a fourth of the earth. Time to look up and lift up our heads for our redemption draws near.
Hebrew thought it is circular, repeating itself in smaller and larger increments. A heart can come into revival or an entire nation. A family saved instantaneously or a community over time. Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD, and because of Jesus’ words, believers fled the city. Jerusalem has been destroyed many times since, and Jesus’ words still hold to the future.
Circles in Circles, wheels with wheels, the glory of God moves inside of multiple prophesies and multiple timelines. Jeremiah was in prison prophesying Jerusalem’s destruction and told to redeem a piece of property and prophesy about Jerusalem’s rebuilding. God is outside of time, inside eternity. Jesus was slain before the foundation of the world and then appeared in time to be sacrificed. Chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, then the day came, we accepted Christ as Lord.
Circles within circles time within time as a thousand years can become a day and a day a thousand years.
The Now appearing of Jesus is in the presence of God in the Holiest of Holies. He there is over us as we come bolding to the throne of grace through Him. He is our high priest making intercession; think of intersection, where He meets us to move us forward into Himself. Jesus is over us, and He is in us. We come to God through Him and receive from God with Him. Here is where we are to live, in Christ in the presence of God.
We can look to the earth and be overwhelmed, and our souls become fearful, or we can set our minds on the things above where Christ is, and our spirits become triumphant. It is that simple. Seals opened may stop. God may be shifting us through the seals into the trumpets, or we may start over and come into a great awakening.
What does this all mean? Jesus is Lord! Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day to look up and lift our heads, see Jesus above, and become radiant!
Here are the scriptures I shared Sunday and in this blog. Luke 21:20-28, Revelation 5 – 7, Zechariah 14, Hebrews 9:23-28, Hebrews 10:1-18, Jeremiah 32, Ezekiel 1. Psalm 34:5
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Here is where we will be this Sunday; Hebrews 10:19-39, Revelation 7.