Wednesday, June 27, 2007



Years ago I worked with a painting crew, and one of the biggest jobs we did was a huge warehouse/service center for a public utility. I was awed by the enormity of the job, but I also learned a lot about the Principles of God while working on the project.

I was amazed when I could look at the blueprints and see how much planning had gone into the structure.

And, "Why a blueprint?" Why not just a sharp pencil and an eraser? Why not a random-length line to represent a wall, etc.?

No, each line must be drawn to scale, exactly as what the finished product will be. When the drawings are completed to the last detail, they are copied into the form of a blueprint. That final print CAN NOT BE ALTERED in any way by a workman or foreman on the job. It MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY.

The building, and all the fixtures must be exactly as specified in the blueprint, or somebody is in trouble.

HEB 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

That warning was issued to Moses many times in the scripture. To give us a bit of perspective about the importance God placed on the Tabernacle and the ceremonies pertaining to it, let me tell you that it was important enough that the Lord caused forty three (43) consecutive chapters of the Bible to deal exclusively with the pattern and building of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. No other subject commanded as much attention as that. We DARE NOT dismiss it as unimportant.

The Tabernacle and the Ceremonial Law was the Blueprint of the Church. In the seven Feasts of the Lord we can follow the progression of the construction of the New Jerusalem.

God is following it TO THE MINUTEST DETAIL while He is building the New Jerusalem (The Church). Let's look at some scriptures in Hebrews 9

HEB 9:9 Which [was] a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

The seven Feasts of the Lord which the Israelites were forced to observe during the Levitical Year were what might be called a "model", a cheap imitation of the real thing. The greatest benefit from the ceremonies was the fact of obedience to the commands of God. There was very little value in the ceremonies themselves. The ceremonies were visible manifestations of the invisible elements in the economy of God.

HEB 9:23-24 [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

So, if we can attain to a proper understanding of what these ceremonies were typical of, we can more properly understand what God has done in the past history of the Church, and what we can reasonably expect Him to do in the future.

As we were painting in that warehouse, we would see holes in a wall here and there. We knew that the blueprint called for something to go into that wall. But it was not TIME for that article to be there yet. We would see holes in the floor, with bolts embedded in the concrete around the hole. Something is scheduled to go there. Again, TIME is an element to be dealt with. Painting in what were to be the restrooms was a real lesson in TIMING of DELIVERY.

We learned that the man who drew the blueprints had also put dates for each of these items to be delivered onto the building site and be installed. Our painting schedule was arranged so we would not interfere with other workmen, and vice versa.

The building was completely finished in the mind of the Architect, and on the drawings, BEFORE THE WORK WAS EVER STARTED.

The same with the New Jerusalem, the Church, and all that pertains to it. It was finished and functioning in the mind of God before Jesus went to the Cross. Or, before Moses started building the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, for that matter.

Four of those seven Feasts are now HISTORY. Jesus BECAME our PASSOVER. Jesus BECAME our UNLEAVENED BREAD. Jesus BECAME THE FIRSTFRUITS of them that slept. (We have to make a distinction here, because there is another aspect to FIRSTFRUITS which figures us into the equation.) Jesus BECAME PENTECOST to us fifty days after Passover. All these took place in less than 60 days.

These four Feasts all took place on the very days which were specified by the blueprint of the Tabernacle. No wonder that Moses had to be so careful. He was prophesying the events of the Church while he was building the Tabernacle.

At the very END (last month) of the LEVITICAL YEAR the blueprint called for three more Feasts. (The LAST MONTH of the Levitical year was also the FIRST MONTH of the SECULAR YEAR-- TISRI) First month- last month-- can get confusing)

So, Tisri 1 (New year's day of the secular calendar) calls for the first of the last three Feasts--- the BLOWING OF TRUMPETS.

I wish I could tell you something about the BLOWING OF TRUMPETS, but the Spirit has been almost completely silent to me concerning it. I have little or no illumination about it.

Ten days after TRUMPETS, The blueprint calls for DAY OF ATONEMENT. You can read about that one in the book DAY OF ATONEMENT-- PROCLAIM LIBERTY.

Five days after ATONEMENT, the blueprint calls for TABERNACLES, aka INGATHERING or harvest.

These last three events will also be a WORK OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD in the world, just like the first four were.

If the Lord follows the precedent of the first four, these last three will be completed in less than a month. (a quick work?) I am wondering if these last three Feasts will take place on the same dates as they did in the days of Moses. The first four did.

The NEW JERUSALEM (Church) will be magnificent when completed. If we can read the blueprint, we can see that.

I would love to be around when it all happens. But, no one knows when that will be.

What are your thoughts about the last Feast, INGATHERING? I have some ideas, but am not sure enough to say much about it yet, for it will certainly do violence to the current established curriculum of the Christian community if I am right.

Will the HARVEST last a year, 3½ years, 7 years, or ???

Pentecost, (the last of the first four) has been with us for about 2,000 years.

John, in the Revelation, wrote that the EARTH WAS REAPED. Jesus spoke about the Lord giving instructions to the REAPERS.

Who will the reapers be? Where do they come from?

God Bless

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