Old Jew/New Jew
‘Then from his mouth the serpent (the Accuser) spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman (who gave birth to the Messiah) and sweep her away with a flood, but the earth (the land) helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.’ – Revelation 12:15-16
The Old Jew sat downcast and pale in the ghetto, ensconced in the synagogue pleading for deliverance, trapped and unarmed and landless between the walls of torment, until swept away in the vicious flood of absolute Evil. In the aftermath of cruelty the prayers were answered, ‘May our eyes behold your return to Zion” as the nations beheld the skeletal remains and remnants of the Jew hobbling back to the ancient Land for re-birth, and voted the Jewish state into existence again among the nations.
Then again came the floods of antipathy and slander and wars of annihilation, each of which the New Jew repelled. The rugged Land and its soil had reshaped the Old Jew of the ghetto into the New Jew muscled and bronzed by the sun, grasping tightly now the sharp sword of his warrior father David, building up the ruins of Zion.
Yet the Old Jew persists in his ghetto speaking Yiddish and eating gefilte, as if did Moses. He sweats profusely beneath his black kaftan and fur shtremel in the blazing Middle Eastern sun, as fitting as penguins in the desert.
And the New and Old evolve together, awaiting revelation of the veiled Face, and salvation of the New-Old Jew awaiting them both in the New-Old Jerusalem, like Joseph their older brother.
Elhanan ben-Avraham, born in 1945, is a professional artist, poet, writer and father of two, grandfather of four, living in Israel since 1979. He has served in the IDF, taught the Bible internationally, published two illustrated books of poetry, and painted two large Biblical murals in public buildings in Jerusalem, among many other works. He and his wife live in a quiet village in the Mountains of Judah.
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Heaven’s King and Great High Priest, Melchi Zedek
Yeshua would come to earth in a Body prepared for Him, through the virgin, the fulfillment of the two families of king David and high priest Zadok of Aaron. Hebrews 10:5 & Jeremiah 33:24
The Righteous Seed of Genesis 3:15 ran from Eve to Miriam, through the two families of the kings from David and high priests from Aaron. From Eve this Seed went to Abram, who in Genesis 14:18 was blessed by a Man with three divine titles (Melchi Zedek, Priest of God Most High, and King of Salem) who blessed Abram and this Seed with a King Priest blessing. This Seed then went to Isaac, and to Jacob (Israel). This Seed went on to Judah, and then to Amminadab, and to Amminadab’s son Nahshon. It ran from Nahshon on to king David. But this Seed also split, and went to Amminadab’s daughter, Elisheva. Elisheva then married Aaron.
This Seed went to Aaron’s son Eleazar and grandson Phinehas, and ran on to high priest Zadok. From these two families, David’s & Zadok’s, this Seed went to Miriam’s father from David, and also to Miriam’s mother from Zadok, & then this Seed merged back again, and into Miriam. Then this Seed (from Eve) + God, the Holy Spirit begot Yeshua at conception in the womb of virgin Miriam.
50% of our Lord & Savior Yeshua’s earthly identity is not being taught; & the complete Truth of Yeshua’s Eternal Blood Sacrifice is also not being taught, either in the Messianic Body or the Church world. It’s all about the full Mystery of who Yeshua is, and also what is contained in His Blood. God placed this Truth in His Word in many different places in the Old and New Covenants.
The Blood of Yeshua, the Eternal Sacrifice, came from the Man from David’s family and also from Aaron’s family. For Yeshua’s virgin mother Miriam was from both of these two families.
God’s Son, the King and Great High Priest, Melchi Zedek, came to earth, born from the line of kings from David and high priests from Zadok of Aaron giving absolute Perfection to what was accomplished at Yeshua’s birth and when He died on the Cross.
‘…a Body You have prepared for Me.’ Hebrews 10:5 (Psalm 40:6)
I will now show you this Mystery from the Word of God in a few easy steps. My newest book is called, ‘Yeshua, my King of Righteousness, from the ‘Seed’ of king David and high priest Zadok of Aaron!’ This book goes into much greater depth of reve- lation on this subject. This book, along with 4 other books I have written on this subject are all available free on my website, for you to download and study, and also to be able to send out to others.
Here are the highlights in 12 easy steps to follow showing that Yeshua came from the high priest family of Zadok of Aaron:
1) Yeshua has a Heavenly Father יהוה, and Yeshua had an earthly mother, the virgin Miriam.
2) The virgin Miriam had a father and a mother. This sounds so basic, yet it contains the missing key! Miriam’s father was the fulfillment of the family of king’s from David from the tribe of Judah. Miriam’s mother was the fulfillment of the family of high priest Zadok, from high priest Aaron. God had clearly told us that Miriam was also from Aaron in Luke 1:36, and Luke 1:5.
3) The angel Gabriel told Miriam about her Child Yeshua’s inheritance: Luke 1:31-36 Since Miriam was a virgin, her Child had no sin. Since He had no earthly father, her Child was never an Aaronic priest, and never from the tribe of Levi. But through Miriam, Yeshua is always a Son from the family of Aaron!
a) Yeshua’s inheritance from His Father, Yahweh (יהוה) …
… 1) Yeshua will be the Son of the Highest! Luke 1:32
… 2) Yeshua will also be the Son of God! Luke 1:3
b) Yeshua’s inheritance from Miriam’s earthly father …
1) Yeshua will Reign on Throne of His father David! Luke 1:32
2) Yeshua will Reign over the House of Jacob forever! Luke 1:33
c) Yeshua’s inheritance from Miriam’s earthly mother’s family … Yeshua is a Son from Aaron, and from the same family of Aaron as Miriam’s relatives Elisheva and priest Zechariah of Aaron! Luke 1:36 “… Elisheva, your relative …”; the Greek word means a close blood kin relative. Strong’s Greek Concordance # 4773 means a relative by blood. Miriam is from Aaron! Luke 1:36, 1:5
Did God tell us specifically what family of Aaron they were from?
God gave us the answer with many clues, in Luke 1:6 and 1:75, when He mentioned that they were both righteous before God. Only one priest family of Aaron was allowed to come before God, and that was the Zadokite high priest family. Also the word zadok means righteous. Both priest Zechariah and the virgin Miriam had also come into God’s presence through God’s angel Gabriel.
Why was it important for God to open the whole New Covenant by first mentioning this old Aaronic priest couple? What was the mystery of priest Zechariah and his wife Elisheva of the daughters of Aaron, and how was Yeshua related to this family? Luke 1:5-33
This answer is found by first looking at three major Old Covenant Messianic prophesies, specifically related to the Messiah’s coming from the high priest family of Zadok of Aaron.
4) Yeshua told us clearly in Luke 24:44 that all things must be fulfilled concerning Himself which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms of David.
So now let’s look at the Old Covenant Messianic prophesies given by three different prophets about the coming of the Messiah, and a special Hebrew word for Messiah, the word ‘Branch’ (צמח, Tzemach), which is found in only 5 places in the whole Hebrew Tanakh, or the Old Covenant.
5) Jeremiah 23:5, 6 Here we see the Branch (Tzemach, צמח) of Righteousness, and the LORD our Righteousness, coming from the family of king David, concluding from these two divine titles that the Messiah would be a Son from the family of king David.
6) Jeremiah 33:14-24 Versus 14 thru 17 are basically a repeat of Jeremiah 23:5, 6. In verse 17, the Man who is the Branch (Tzemach, צמח) of Righteousness, (the Messiah) is once again coming from the seed of king David. But in verse 18, Tzemach, (צמח) Branch of Righteousness is also related to the Man coming from the family of Aaron who is before God (lifanay), and the One who also does the Sacifice for all days! By saying before Me, God was telling us which priest family of Aaron this Man was from, the family of high priest Zadok, the only family of Aaron allowed to come before God. Verse 24 talks of the two families that God had chosen, David’s family and Aaron’s family. Chosen for what? Chosen for the Body for God’s Son, the Branch (Tzemach, צמח) of Righteousness, 15, and the LORD our Righteousness, verse 16, (Emmanu El) ‘the Seed’ prepared in the virgin. Isaiah 7:13, 14
7) In Ezekiel 43:18,19 & Ezekiel 44:15, 16, God says only sons of the high priest Zadok would be allowed to come before God, into God’s presence, and to offer the blood sacrifice before God.
Yeshua had to perfectly fulfill all these same requirements for His sinless Blood Sacrifice to have been totally accepted by His Heavenly Father! Heaven’s King and Great High Priest Yeshua, is Melchi Zedek, ‘my King of Righteousness’, a Son from the seed of high priest Zadok & king David, thru His virgin mother Miriam.
8) Zechariah 3:1-9 The Branch, God’s Servant Tzemach (צמח) would be born from the family of Yehoshua, a Zadokite Aaronic high priest. (This high priest’s name is also Yeshua in Ezra and Nehemiah.) In 3:4, 9, the iniquity of this high priest and also of the land was removed thru Tzemach’s (Messiah’s) Blood. The dominion of the earth had been given to man; only a sinless Man could redeem the sins of mankind and the earth. (Genesis 3:17-19) Here we see Tzemach, Yeshua, coming as the Son of Man! No Aaronic priest’s sacrifice could ever remove iniquity of the land.
9) Zechariah 6:11-13 Here we see the Branch, the Man Tzemach (צמח), Heaven’s King Priest, who would be of the Zadok Aaronic high priest family from Yehoshua. He shall build the Temple of the LORD, which is repeated twice, and also bear the Glory. This is God, since only God bears the Glory! This is Yeshua, Tzemach, Heaven’s King and Great High Priest, Melchi Zedek, my King of Righteousness, prophesied coming to earth as the Son of God!
In 70 A.D., when the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed, so were the records of Zadokite priests; therefore only Yeshua has fulfilled all these Messianic prophesies related to the Zadokite priest family.
10) Isaiah 4:2 The Branch (Tzemach, צמח) Jehovah (יהוה) would be both the Son of God and the Son of man! Does the Fruit of the earth being excellent refer to Yeshua’s future spiritual sons of God?
11) When the angel Gabriel appeared to priest Zechariah (Luke 1:9-20) this showed Zechariah was a son from the Zadokite priest family, since he came into God’s presence. Also because priest Zechariah was ministering at the Altar of incense (Exodus 30:1, 7) when angel Gabriel appeared to him, this showed that Zechariah was also God’s real mystery high priest (revelation from Dick Reuben, in 1993), since the time the Maccabees had thrown out the Zadok high priest and all the other Zadokite priests in 165 B.C. Zechariah’s son Yochanan (John) would then be the next mystery Zadok high priest, the highest order of Aaronic priestly authority!
The reason that God said that Zechariah had to name his son Yochanan (God is gracious) was that this was the name of the last Zadokite high priest in 165 B.C.; God was keeping His Promises to the Zadokite high priest family for Messiah to be able to come to earth the first time, because God had announced that Messiah would be coming through these two familes, David’s and Zadok’s.
Yeshua is the Branch, Tzemach (צמח), Melchi Zedek!
He is our King and our Great High Priest! Yeshua is Heaven’s King, the King of kings, the King of Glory!
Yeshua is also the fulfillment of the earthly line of kings, from the family of king David of the tribe of Judah!
Yeshua is also Heaven’s Great High Priest, Melchi Zedek, my King of Righteousness! And through His mother Miriam,
He is also from the family of high priest Yehoshua (Yeshua), of high priest Zadok (righteous), of high priest Aaron!
Yeshua is the absolute fulfillment of all the Old Covenant Messianic prophesies of the Messiah being both Man and God!
Yeshua could never have been an Aaronic priest for this one simple reason, He had no earthly father. But His virgin mother Miriam was from two families, David’s and Zadok’s of Aaron.
This is how Yeshua fulfilled these Messianic prophesies at birth.
12) The Hebrew 7:11-14 passage is totally correct! It’s all about Yeshua’s father’s families, and also about Yeshua’s Priesthood. Priesthood can only come from the father’s family line. Yeshua’s Priesthood is from His Heavenly Father … the Melchi Zedek Priesthood from Heaven. (Psalm 110:1, 4) Yeshua’s family tribe was from Miriam’s father, the tribe of Judah. Yeshua was from the family of king David, from the tribe of Miriam’s father. But this passage never mentions Miriam’s mother’s family, i.e. Luke 1:36.
Historically, God formed the Aaronic priesthood from two tribes: the tribes of Levi and Judah. Aaron, Moses’s and Miriam’s brother from the tribe of Levi married Elisheva. Elisheva’s father was Amminadab, and her brother was Nahshon, head of the family of the tribe of Judah. Aaron and Elisheva then had four sons.
Notice that God used these same two women’s names in Luke 1, and also God would again use these two tribes of Judah and Levi in the formation of the Melchi Zedek Priesthood on the earth, but this time through the two families of virgin Miriam from Judah.
God prophetically announced in Jeremiah 33:24 that His Son, Yeshua, would be coming to earth through these two families, king David’s family and high priest Zadok’s family of Aaron.
Now a very important question. So What? What do all these Revelations really mean for us today & for the Salvation of Israel?
These new Revelations about Yeshua and His sinless Blood Sacrifice will be a major key to help bring about a much greater Jewish Havest of souls. The whole Truth is always greater than only half of the Truth. For 2000 years the main teaching that has been taught is about Yeshua and His Blood Sacrifice from David.
The reason why Yeshua’s sinless Blood carries such infinite Power and Authority for all believers is because Yeshua’s Blood is never separated from the Holy Spirit of God, who dwells in the spirit of all true born again believers! Hebrews 9:14
‘… how much more shall the Blood of the Messiah, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God?’
For there are three that bear witness in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit …
There are three who bear witness on earth, the Holy Spirit of Truth, the Living Water, and the sinless Blood of Yeshua. 1 John 5:7, 8
When the Holy Spirit reveals new revelations about the Blood of Yeshua, the result will be release of Living Waters! Revival!
Yeshua’s Blood sacrifice is what made us into the One New Man. Yeshua’s Blood carries in it who He is, as Heaven’s King and Great High Priest, Melchi Zedek, my King of Righteouness.
All Jewish and Gentile believers have Yeshua’s Jewish Blood
in their spirit. His Jewish Blood is the fulfillment of Jewish kings and Jewish high priests from Zadok. It is Yeshua’s Jewish Blood which broke down the dividing wall, making us the One New Man.
God’s Word says He will only honor a blood sacrifice coming from a priest who is also a son from the seed of high priest Zadok.
In 70 A.D., the genealogy records of the Aaronic priest families were destroyed at the same time that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed. Therefore do the Orthodox and ultra Orthodox Jews really know today who is from this Zadokite high priest family?
Orthodox religious Jews know God never honored a blood sacrifice coming from one who is not from Aaron; they have never heard that Yeshua is also of the seed of high priest Zadok of Aaron.
They know nothing about these new revelations of Yeshua. Soon they will build their Temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah. But Yeshua alone is the only One who fulfilled all these prophesies of Messiah coming from the family of high priest Zadok. Yeshua’s Blood carries within it the blood of the Zadokite high priest family.
Ezekiel 44:23, 24, God says that judgmental authority has been given by God to priests who carry this Zadokite high priest blood line, which also reveals another prophetic mystery for all believers.
All these new revelations on Yeshua are from the Holy Spirit, and tell believers more about who we are. For our King and Great High Priest Yeshua is transforming us daily into His own image and likeness. We are being changed to serve Yeshua as kings and priests in the soon coming Millennial Reign of our King and Great High Priest of Heaven, our Lord and Savior and Messiah, Yeshua!
God first began showing me these revelations about 25 years ago.
RIchard has served the Lord full-time from Jerusalem since 1998, having made Aliyah to Israel in 1995. He been a writer for the Lord Yeshua since 1982. All of his books, including the newest one, ‘King Priest Yeshua from the Seed of David and Aaron’, along with other writings are free to read and download from his website.
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Some thoughts on the BDS Movement
The movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel was in the news this week when the internet hospitality site Airbnb announced that it would de-list the 200 or so apartments in Jewish/Israeli communities (known to the popular media as “settlements”) in Judea and Samaria (known to the popular media as the “West Bank”) following years of demands by BDS advocates. On the same day, the tiny Quakers in Britain Church (Wikipedia estimates their numbers at around 22,600) made an announcement that they were taking steps to ensure that they didn’t have any investments in companies which operate in Judea and Samaria.
BDS activists crowed about these “victories” on social media and Israeli officials, including cabinet Ministers, made what I would call severely overwrought statements condemning these decisions along with impotent demands that they be rescinded. In the meantime, my Facebook feed was flooded with announcements that people would be boycotting Airbnb and asking that everyone else do the same.
All of this highlighted the BDS movement, which gets a lot of media attention in Israel. Several politicians and Jewish community leaders have identified it as a major threat to the existence of this country. Articles, videos, etc. about this topic regularly appear in Israeli newspapers, TV channels and websites. The Foreign Ministry granted a fairly large budget to push back against it and every major Pro-Israel organization, Jewish Christian or otherwise, has done the same.
Here’s what I think.
My job requires me to read the newspaper every morning and I can tell you that hardly a day goes by (that’s a literal truth, not just a figure of speech) when there is not a story about a major international mega-corporation buying an Israeli Start-Up. Or it might be a major university in the US, Europe or China signing a cooperation agreement with an Israeli university. Or it’s a hi-tech firm setting up a lab here. Or it’s a billionaire announcing a grant to build a new facility at one of Israel’s research hospitals or universities. Or it’s an Israeli medical breakthrough that all the large pharmaceutical corporations in the world will compete with each other to see who develops and markets it. Or it might be the Agriculture Minister from yet another country landing in Israel to discuss how farmers in his or her country can learn how to produce food and manage water resources the way Israeli farmers do.
In Tel Aviv’s HaShalom Interchange on the Ayalon Highway is the Azraeli Center, a complex of three massive buildings with a large shopping mall on the first three floors. Years ago I’d go there on my days off from work to see a movie or whatever and I was always a little in awe of the size of the Center, which dominated the skyline in the north side of Tel Aviv.
These days if you go to that neighborhood, you’d hardly notice the Azraeli Center because there are over a dozen buildings of comparable size (some even larger) there, with more under construction. They’re building office and commercial space as fast as they can because of all the local and international corporations and organizations that want to set up shop in Tel Aviv.
But it’s not just in Tel Aviv’s business district. All over the country it’s the same story.
New shopping malls are being built and old ones are expanding as fast as they can, in large cities and small towns, because so many retailers want to get into the Israeli market. The ports in Haifa, Ashdod and Eilat have been expanded to accommodate increased imports and exports. The Ministry of Tourism announced last week that 2018 has already broken the all-time record for incoming tourists that was set in 2017, which beat the record set in 2016.
In fact, Ben Gurion airport is on track to handle 25 million human transits in 2019, placing it among the busiest airports in the world. Another new international airport recently opened up just north of Eilat. Cargo terminals at both airports are expected to be very busy as well and Amazon, which recently started offering delivery to Israel, almost immediately announced that it would build extra capacity in order to handle all the packages Israelis are ordering.
Tens of thousands of new jobs have been created by all this activity in recent years with more of the same on the horizon. GDP has doubled and tripled in the last decades while the government’s tax revenues from all this economic activity have increased enormously.
So, with all that in mind, it can safely be said that the economic aspect of the BDS movement has been a colossal failure. The moral impact has also, from where I’m sitting, been a failure. Despite the high-visibility of the BDS movement on university campuses in North America and Europe and the attendant oft-repeated mantra that “the leaders of tomorrow will all be against Israel” I beg to point out that there are literally billions of people all over the world who couldn’t care less what North American and European university students think about Israel or anything else. I also beg to point out that minds can be changed. It happens all the time.
So, to sum up, I don’t think the BDS movement can be dismissed, but I do think people worry about it too much. Although we must all do what we can to push back against the BDS movement and all other efforts to damage Israel, we must also resist the temptation to hate or fear the people who engage in it, because the people who curse Israel are really only cursing themselves, as Genesis 12:3 plainly says.
So pray for them that God will turn their hearts away from such self-destructive attitudes.
As for Churches who join the BDS movement, well, that’s a topic for another blog, but suffice it to say that when a Church or denomination takes a public stand against Israel it’s usually a symptom of much deeper spiritual problems.
Aaron is a member of Jerusalem Assembly, House of Redemption.
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Anyone can study the Bible this way
Not many years ago, a theological view called the “canonical approach” was championed by Brevard S. Childs from Yale Divinity School. (The Canon means the accepted, received, authoritative books of scripture – our Bible.) This approach takes the whole Bible into account when building theology, including both the Greek Scriptures (New Covenant) and the Hebrew scriptures (Old Covenant). The canonical approach means reading the Bible holistically and believing that one can assert the general thrust of the whole Bible – and especially its climax in the New Covenant Scriptures – for establishing teaching that should be normative for all believers.*
When people “pick and choose” their passages and verses to develop doctrine they can arrive at very odd conclusions. Today’s egalitarians argue that the main thrust of the Bible is toward equality. Advocates for gay marriage argue that the thrust of the Bible is for greater and greater acceptance of gay life!
Today, a growing number of Evangelicals and Charismatics are coming to really “off” positions in their theology, including severely erroneous views such as universalism (that everyone will be saved). We noted last month that those who reject the authority of the Old Testament simply ignore what the New Testament says about the Hebrew Bible. Even well-meaning believers are liable to pick and choose texts and misinterpret them, in spite of other texts that would correct their errors. This is now rampant. When one builds a doctrinal position, it has to be based on the picture that emerges from the whole of scripture including all the texts that make assertions about the matter. Yes, there is evidence that the Bible sometimes gives direction for a limited time. For example, Paul writes on it being better to not marry given certain circumstances. However, when we build our doctrine, we have to make sure that we do not reject the universal teaching and commands of the Torah and of the whole Bible. I call this a “conservative canonical approach.” We should go through the Bible accounting for all the texts that touch on a subject in context and then come to a whole-Bible conclusion. Many are not are doing this today, but it is crucial in avoiding error. I wrote my last three books to help correct errors that are now becoming very alarming.
These books are:
Prosperity: What the Bible Really Says,
Heaven, Hell and the Afterlife: What the Bible Really Says, &
Powers of Light and Darkness: What the Bible Really Says.
While some cultural background material for biblical interpretation is also helpful, anyone can study the Bible this way (for whole-Bible conclusions) and thus safeguard truth and avoid error. Today this is easier with all the software and internet Bible tools available, many of them without charge. Let’s have a truly conservative canonical approach that produces sound doctrine.
*Childs’ approach was almost at the level of the “high view” of “inerrancy” that we hold to – that all the texts of the Bible always speak the truth according to the basic teaching of each text.
This article originally appeared on Tikkun Ministries International, November 11, 2018, and reposted with permission.
Dr. Daniel Juster, founder and director of Tikkun International, has been involved in the Messianic Jewish movement since 1972 and currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel, from where he serves and supports the Messianic movement worldwide. Dan was the founding president and general secretary of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations for 9 years, the senior pastor of Beth Messiah congregation for 22 years, and a co-founder of the Messiah Bible Institute in several nations. Dr. Juster serves on the board of Towards Jerusalem Council II, provides oversight to 15 congregations in the USA as well as overseeing emissaries in Israel and the Former Soviet Union. Daniel has authored about 20 books on topics ranging from theology, Israel and the Jewish people, eschatology, discipleship, and leadership.
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There is deliverence on Mount Zion (VeYislach)
In addition to reading a specific section from the Torah every Shabbat we also read a portion from the prophets. This week we read the book of Obadiah. It is the shortest book in the bible with one chapter divided into 21 verses. You can find it after the book of Amos and before the book of Jonah.
It is a difficult book to read. The prophet Obadiah speaks of the judgement that will come over Edom, the descendants of Esau. Unlike most of the other prophets he doesn’t encourage the people to repent. He brings his message as a matter of fact. Doom & destruction is coming. But right in the middle of his message from the Lord, there one little sentence that brings hope.
But on Mount Zion will be deliverance: it will be Holy and Jacob will possess his inheritance.
(Obadiah verse 17)
There is deliverance! It can be found on Mount Zion!
Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion.
Revelation 14: 1
Obadiah lived and died many years before the Lord Jesus walked on this earth and paid the price for us. His prophecy speaks about Mount Zion as a physical place of deliverance and safety. But his words hold deeper meaning. Because Mount Zion is more than just a safe haven in a time of war. Mount Zion is where the Lamb is standing; Jesus Christ who was sacrificed for our transgressions. Mount Zion is where we find true deliverance because it is where the Son of God is. Mount Zion is where we are all welcome to join the angels in singing praises to the living God.
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly.
Hebrews 12: 22
“Father God, we thank you for the words of the prophet Obadiah. How amazing that words spoken so long ago can encourage us today. Thank you that you are the same all throughout time. Lord, we thank you for the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion. We look forward to seeing the angels in the heavenly Jerusalem and worshipping together with them. Thank you for your deliverance on Mount Zion.”
This article originally appeared on CBN Israel, November 20, 2018, and reposted with permission.
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