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In the Year of our LORD Jesus Christ
2018
-- As of January 20, 2017
A Sigh Of Relief With The Inauguration Of Donald John Trump as President of the United States of America, And Hope For A Prosperous Future For All United States Citizens (we who are a nation called "the melting pot of the world"). We shall be great and exceptionally great again.

It is likely that the entries to this blog will be less frequent than in years past. I do intend to keep this blog active, and to offer insightful information and/or opinion (and sometimes humor and/or entertainment on occasion) when I do post.


Peace and Liberty. Semper Fidelis.






Thursday, July 19, 2018

Musing On A Matter, That We In Christ Jesus May Very Well Still Partake of Communion In Heaven Through Eating The Leaves Of The Tree Of Life?

Death for we who believe into Jesus Christ as our LORD and Savior, is almost like one who takes a permanent one-way plane ticket and goes on ahead, and when the other who is left behind in this life (also a believer in Christ Jesus as their LORD and Savior) dies, they know they will also do the same, after this allegory (as it were) and meet the loved one in Heaven as well as so many others in eternal joy and perfection beyond comprehension now (at that time), so that it is easy, and the burden is light (or very much lighter, and almost nothing as compared to the emotional horror and struggle of an eternal Heaven and Hell gulf of permanent internal realization of that  separation that the non-saved will emotional and mentally suffer).    



But we are all given free will, and most will choose the broad way, the euruchoros, which in the Greek is the way that is like a vast wide open countryside as far as the eye can see, and it is as if every way is right in the eyes of those who behold and believe this way, and hell and destruction awaits those who choose NOT Christ as their LORD and Saviour, and the strait way which leads to eternal life.
   (see Matthew 7:13-14
Jesus said,       “Enter you in the Strait Gate:

                             for wide is the gate, 
                             and broad is the Way 
                            that leads to destruction,

                             and many are they who go in thereat:

                             because the gate which leads to LIFE is Strait, 
                             and the Way is narrow,

                             and there are few who find it.”   )

For those who trustingly believe into the true Father of our now fallen souls, there is a spark of re-ignition within on a spiritual level, that passes us from fear and the second death into eternal life and eternal love with the death transition of this one, so that death to the believer is like leaving one suit of clothes (this body) for another made of Spiritual Substance without hands (perfect like the angels) until the perfection of a new and final eternal physical body in the Resurrection at the time GOD appoints sometime in the future.  GOD knows. 


When my father and mother leave me behind, then YHVeH will take me up (Psalm 27:10, - translation mine).

2 Corinthians 5   King James Version (KJV)
5 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:8   (KJV)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.


John 8:12   (KJV)
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.


John 12:26,25   (KJV)
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.


John 3:21, 20, 19  (KJV)
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 
It is important, that before a person departs this Earth as an adult, that they at least have the sober and quiet opportunity to enter into Trusting  Faith in the True and Foretold Messiah of Israel, Yeshua HaMesshiach who is Jesus Christ,  Whom is the only means of eternal spiritual redemption that ever was or ever shall be offered to mankind.  It  is a faith that can be grasped even simply, even by a little child if so presented.  Yet, rather than stay with a simplicity of milk, the inclination is to go deeper into the meat and solid substance of GOD's Word, for a more deeper satisfaction in discussing or sharing the One True means of Eternal Salvation, with no apologies to those willingly going to hell that might or would be offended. 

From Adam from just before he was cast out of the Garden, which the LORD GOD revealed to Adam and Eve in Genesis 3 when he slew animals and gave Adam a coat of skins
 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

 down to our day, that One True Faith is the same LORD who stood with Adam in His pre-incarnate form and created Adam's living and reasoning soul so that we breathe in and out the very NAME of the same Messiah who is the breath of our nostrils (Lamentations 4:20, Genesis 2:7, et al.)  does not stand or fall by the means of our ability to persuade or offer proofs...those are simply tools to aid believers to be solidified more in the faith, as well as assist unbelievers to believe.   
 
 Of this Messiah,  Micah 5:2 describes His origins as from of old, even to the everlasting ages of the everlasting ages.

 John 1:1-18 informs us that this one is Jesus Christ.  He was at the “Beginning”, at the αρχη, (Arche)  in Greek, and in the Hebrew  “Bereshith”, or “beginning of all time”, as expressed in Genesis 1:1.

 This concept is seen in Greek concepts, in which Ceres (the daughter of Prometheus) became Isis, the queen of Egypt (through marriage to Osiris).  Thereafter, she was called by the Attic Greeks “IO”, after the concept of  “we have arrived as a civilization, beginning here.”  Egyptian wealth, naval and military, education and medicine, food and liquor, was all infused into Attic society Archē is, in turn, equated in the Greek with προτος: the first in pre-eminence, time, position, and authority before all others.

  The Apostle John uses protos in Revelation 1:5, when he quotes Messiah Yeshua as “the First”, he does not just explain Messiah as being just a “first one” born from the dead, but reaches for a deeper meaning.  Christ is “before the birth”   πρωτοτοκος    of all Creation, as Paul cites in Colossians 1:15.  He bears forth the Creation of the universe by His power, the power of the spoken word (Hebrews 11:3, Isaiah 14:24).

The Father thinks it, the Son speaks it into existence (John 8:28,38; 12:49; 14:24; Psalm 119:160, 33:6,9).  Cf. the “Oneness of GOD” in John 10:30, Deuteronomy 6:4, Zechariah 14:9.  Isaiah 48:16-17 lists a LORD YHVeH, YHVeH Spirit, and YHVeH the Redeemer; the Old Testament origin to Matthew 28:19’s justified use of  “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” by Jesus (the Son) in the New Testament. 

In John 1:3 , of YHVeH Messiah, we are informed twice that “all things through Him   εγενετο”  -- all things came into being at a point in time when the “Beginning” was in a new state, and still unfolding into existence (i.e., ginomai being twice in the aorist).  “Egeneto” is followed immediately by an emphasis on ginomai’s perfect tense: “gegonen”.  This tells us the continuing existence of the new state that has come into existence, as being upheld by the word of His power (as it were).

In Lamentations 4:20 and Genesis 2:7, we see that this NAME is the sound of living breath...inhale masculine YH, exhale feminine VeH.  This exhale feminine as a person of the Holy Spirit is pointed to (though darkly) by Job 27:3.  In Job 26:13, we see the "hand" (Messhiach) is He who created the serpent or seraph (i.e., the Creatures of Creation).  In that verse, the "Spirit" is whom "garnished the heavens".   The word "garnish" is "Shiprah", which is effectively translated as "to order about so as to trumpet forth in clearness."   In other words, to establish an order and enlightenment that reveals Christ in a clear, loud, and resonating way.

The Holy Spirit care-takes and aids in the order of this Universe as the third person of the GODhead, guiding -counseling - teaching of Yeshua (as a mother would teach her children, perhaps), but  operating within the parameters of glorifying the Son -- Yeshua, Jesus Christ (Romans 8:2; Isaiah 40:13, John 16:13, Psalm 104:1-6, Job 38:5-6, Genesis 1:2, Revelation 22:17). 
  
 The masculine aspect of the body and soul finds creativity and expression in works that go within one's being, as exampled by the inhale breath that man receives from GOD to become a living soul; and the feminine aspect of the body and soul of man is in his exhale of works and doing things.  In effect, in the SPIRIT, when GOD breathes into man, it is the mother or feminine expression of GOD received, for which reason we are told that Eve was named so because she is the mother of all the living.  When we receive of GOD and His WORD, the Holy Bible, we (man and woman alike) participate in receiving the masculine identity that GOD is. 

 When we share that Gospel / that GOOD NEWS of Christ Jesus and what He has done at the Cross and through the resurrection and ascension and will do with His return, we share the feminine expression of GOD in the person of GOD the Holy Spirit.  



2 Clement  12:2
For the Lord Himself, being asked by a certain person when his kingdom would come, said,
When the two shall be one, and the outside as the inside, and the male with the female, neither male or female.




2 Clement 12:5
And by the male with the female, neither male nor female, he meaneth this; that a brother seeing a sister should have no thought of her as a female, and that a sister seeing a brother should not have any thought of him as a male.



In the Life that is to come after this one ends, men and women neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels.  It is a state of seeing people and not a person's sex, but a person alongside and with you.  Ever interconnecting perfectly, ever interacting seemlessly and flawlessly, or perhaps something to this effect.  That appears to be the design in us by which we were created after the manner of the likeness of GOD at the soul level, finding expression at the biological through the means of the only bone in the body (the rib) that is self-regenerating and having in itself the essence of longevity and the programming that along with the blood holds the secret of a body able to live healthy and young and vital for much of 900 years and possibly more.  But such living is reserved for when the water of life from within YHVeH the Son Himself is made available to those who are His, and activates and enables the bodies of them that believe and partake of the living waters that will flow from His innermost being in the kingdom, when a child who is a believer and partaker of those living waters from Christ Himself will be as though age 4 and 40 years old or 10 and 100 years old, and he who is 100 and not a believer nor a partaker of the Living Waters will be as they are now, in a body that is accursed, and ever 10 times and more less in longevity and vitality.  

 But more importantly, even as the message of the ministry of Messiah is ever about the throne of the Father in the faces of the 4 living creatures, 


so too is the message of the Holy Communion in Heaven also a perpetual and eternal design by means of partaking from the Tree of Life.  For Gentiles observing the Jewish application, This goes to the Passover second Matzoh and third cup of wine from which the ritual of the Eucharist is taken, as was given by Polycarp the disciple of John to the bishop of Rome in the 150s A.D., and by respect for him restored and made manifest among the Gentiles ever since. 

At about 13:35 on Zola Levitt's Passover video, (Part 2)






as in many modern Passover rituals, Zola breaks the unleavened bread by a hand slap motion. 



 Jesus broke the Matzoh much differently, according to the Greek wording used in the Scripture, that appears to have been done thusly, and reveals a Communion aspect between GOD and man (those who are redeemed and believers) that is part of the Kingdom teachings the Church has effectually lost or forgotten for perhaps 1800 years or more?  GOD knows.  The significant Greek word picture is found in Luke 22:19.  


If we take a Matzoh, and pull at its edges, while spinning it around, the activity is like breaking off leaves.

Hence, while the left hand holds, the right thumb and one or two fingers snap and pull.

Therefore, a plucking motion using either 7 or 8 fingers.  As if the Bread itself were fruit being harvested from a tree, after a sense.

Perhaps, the act of picking the Tree of Life's fruit in Paradise, will be the Heavenly version of partaking of Communion in the Kingdom, after this action, and in remembrance of what Yeshua did on a Tree (i.e., at the Cross).  But since the leaves of the tree itself will be edible in and of itself, and are already for the healing of the nations --




Revelation 22
King James Version (KJV)
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiteration (AWPR)

 1And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.    (KJV)
           (1)    And he caused me to see / And he showed me /
                    And he exhibited for the view and inspection of me
                     a pure - clean / clear  (overflowing) river
                     of (living) water of Life,
                     bright - shining - radiant - dazzlingly clear   in what manner or way as
                     cold crystalline sparklingly clear ice,
                     going out - coming forth    out from   the Throne of GOD and the Lamb.
                     (AWPR)
                      
 2In 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.    (KJV)
          (2)    In (the) midst /  Amongst    the plateias - broad way - street of it,
                   and of the (overflowing) river
                   here and there / on this side and on that side
                   a Tree / Wood of Life,
                   making - bringing forth - producing 12 Fruits,
                   one down in / from   [the Tree / Wood of Life]  during a month,
                   each one separately
                   yielding - obligatorily giving - fulfilling by expectation or necessity
                   the Fruit of it.    

                   And the leaves produced / yielded  of the Tree / Wood   [was used]
                   into / toward  the service / healing / (miraculous) cure  of the nations.
                   (AWPR)
                   
 3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:      (KJV)
          (3)   And  every accursed thing given up and over to destruction,
                  certainly not will be yet / still  -  certainly not will be any longer.

                  And the throne of GOD and of the Lamb will be in it,
                  and the slaves / servants of Him will work and serve
                  [as though hired ones / as though just]
                  for the reward of serving Him.      (AWPR)              


 4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.     (KJV)
          (4)   And they will look upon - see with the eyes - perceive
                  the face - countenance of Him,
                  and the Name of Him upon the foreheads of them.   (AWPR)


 5And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.     (KJV)
          (5)    And night certainly not will be there in that place,
                   and certainly not they have - hold - possess
                   debt - necessity - want - need   of a lantern - portable lamp
                   and (the) shining light of (the) sun,
                   because (the) LORD GOD  will illuminate - give light - enlighten them,
                   and they will reign / rule as kings into the Ages of the Ages.
                   (AWPR)


 6And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.     (KJV)
          (6)   And he said to me,
                  These intelligent words  of inward thoughts and feelings with their
                  intended meaning are worthy of belief  -  trustworthy  -  faithful
                  and True (Reality as it really is);
                  and (the) LORD GOD of the holy - consecrated - set apart  prophets
                  sent forth
                  [with a distinct mission or assignment]
                  the Angel of Him
               
                  to cause the slaves / servants of Him to see /
                  to show the slaves / servants of Him /
                  to exhibit and display to the slaves / servants of Him for their
                  view and inspection,

                  what by necessity and inevitability - avoidably must
                  occur - happen - come to pass    
                  in / with     haste - speed - quickly - suddenly.         (AWPR)

 7Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.     (KJV)
          (7)   Behold, look and see;
                  I am coming forth     quickly - speedily with haste.
                
                 Blessed - having fulness and not being in need - fully satisfied
                 [above and apart from circumstances]
                 (are) the  (ones) keeping a watchful eye and observing
                 the words and the prophecy of this Scroll - Book.
                 (AWPR)





perhaps this in itself will be the Kingdom matzoh of a sort by which we will all pass and pluck and partake when the LORD so appoints?  GOD knows?  But the word picture and inter-Scriptural fit seems to apply, and may even be likened to the taste of manna perhaps?  GOD knows.  The taking of the leaves of the Tree of Life in Revelation 22:3 is Therapeia, which is in essence a service that involves attendance, healing, restoration, or continuance in good health and well being...or something to that effect.  This seems to be what the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:17-31 has in mind in discussing the Communion ritual within the annual Passover, in which those who are believers must examine themselves in this life and be sure NOT to partake if in a state to which they should wait and take later, lest they suffer the reverse effects of the service of attendance of healing and restoration and well being is supposed to originally have.  And clearly, the inference of there being no detrimental results but only therapeutic benefits of the service in the Kingdom is clearly manifest in Paul's words, making the partaking of the unleavened leaves of the Tree of Life, filled with the water of the Lamb from His innermost being, and a form of unleavened bread as a leaf, a Heavenly partaking of the blood and body of Christ Himself.

We can only make a best inquiry and look forward to see if or not this will be so.  But again, as best as I can comprehend at this time, with the special revelation of the Greek word picture contained in Luke 22:19,  it all fits. 

Luke 22:14-20
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR)
translation (mine)
Insert of Traditional Jewish Prayer likely prayed for better context for Gentiles (in green).  Jews will verbally insert the word “Adonai” when YHVeH is read aloud.

14)      And when the hour came to pass,
He reclined, and the 12 Apostles with Him.

15)     And He said up to and alongside of them,
‘With a strong desire and longing,
I have set My mind with affection on this…
To eat the Passover in your midst and among you,
Before undergoing the experience of My suffering.’


16) ‘I lay before you these definite words to you,
That never – in any way may  I eat out of it again –
Until when it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of GOD.’


17) And readily, and deliberately receiving  and taking a cup
Brought Him by another, having given Thanksgiving and gratitude


Barukh atah YHVEH Elohaynoo
Melekh  Ha’Olam
Borei
pri  Hagafen

Blessed are You YHVEH our GOD,
Sovereign King of the Universe and of Eternity,
Who creates - Brings Forth – Makes Fat As A New Thing
the Fruit of the Vine.


He (then) spake,
‘Take this, and through division, divide it up into parts among yourselves.


18) I lay before you these definite words to you:
That in no way may I drink of that which is generated - produced -  brought forth of the Vine,
Until when the Kingdom of GOD comes.’


19) And actively taking and receiving with the hand (unleavened Matzoh) bread,
Having given Thanksgiving and gratitude,


Barukh atah YHVEH Elohaynoo
Melekh  Ha’Olam
HaMotzi  Lechem Min  Ha’Aretz

Blessed are You YHVEH our GOD,
Sovereign King of the Universe and of Eternity,
Who brings forth Bread from the Land - the Earth.


He broke the Unleavened Bread as though breaking off leaves,
And gave of His own accord and good will, bestowing to them,
Laying before them these definite words, saying,
‘This is the body of Me,
being offered and given as a gift and possession for you;
this manifest as an outward completed action
into the recalling to mind of
My  Memorial  -  Remembrance


20) In like manner and the same way.’
And the cup, after having banqueted and eaten,
Laying before them these definite words, saying,
‘This,  the New  and Better Covenant,
Unrestricted by time,
(is) the Cup,
in the Blood of Me, for you,
(which) is being generously spilled and poured out. ‘ 



So it seems to me, based on the Scripture, in the Kingdom, the Tree of Life will be the means by which we still take our Communion, and perhaps it also was a Communion first taken by our first parents, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, lost to us and then restored to those of us redeemed by a trusting faith into Jesus and what He did on a dead tree called the Cross, and made that one (after a sense) spiritually living, for we who believe, as it were...because though the Cross itself was in a state as dead like a stone, as sons and daughters raised up to Abraham we believers redeemed by Christ Jesus shall with Abraham and so many others  partake of the eternal tree of life made once again available to mankind, and representative in its own way of the Cross of Jesus in the Kingdom, a living and eternal tree, representing an eternal miracle and act in the center point of time (where man is concerned).  So it seems to me.  Peace.