"As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle".
These are the same faces (or creatures) that were represented in the banners (or standards) of Israel, placed at the cardinal points of the compass around the Tent of Meeting, shown below (Numbers 2:17):
Cohort of Roman Soldiers (600 men) and a detachment of Temple guards, to arrest him in the Garden of Gethsemane. The garden was located directly across from the east side of Solomon’s temple, according to the same floor plan as the Tent of Meeting. What the soldiers found that night was the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.” John 18:4-6 KJV
“They went backward and fell to the ground,” they couldn't stand in front of Jesus. Even though Jesus decided not to use his power and authority at this time, this is certainly a picture of what will happen at his second coming.
After he was condemned, he was taken to Golgotha and crucified as a man (represented by the standard of a man).
After he breathed his last breath, picture him figuratively plunging into the pool of Siloam, the waters representing the spirit realm shown by the Eagle standard. (Siloam means “sent” in Hebrew).
Lastly, at the resurrection, Jesus walks out of the tomb as the Bull of Bashan, represented by the Standard at the west side of Jerusalem. This is also a picture of the molten sea placed directly outside of the front entrance to Solomon’s Temple. The Molten Sea was made out of cast iron 9” thick, and represented the earth. It was filled with 6000 gallons of water representing the spirit realm and supported by 12 bulls, 3 facing north, three facing south, three facing west, and three facing east. Jesus has become the 12 bulls supporting heaven and earth.
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Acts 17:28 KJV
[The place shown on the map for Golgotha and the Tomb, are from the original locations told to Helena the mother of Constantine the Great.]
Isiah writes of the six spirits of Yahuah:
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; Isa 11:2 KJV
In Hebrew they are:
Chokmah - Wisdom
Binah - understanding
‘etsah - councel
Geburah - might
Da’at – comprehensive knowledge
yirah- reverant fear
John the Apostle writes of the seven spirits of Yahuah:
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Rev 4:5 KJV
The question then arises, when did Yahuah gain another spirit?
[Discalimer – this has nothing to do with Kabballah or Jewish mysticism. It is easily tracible right back to the scriptures.]
Chokmah is likened to the male aspect of wisdom. It’s lineal, and looks straight ahead. If applied to a battle plan, the attack is straight on while still protecting your left and right flank.
Binah is likened to the female aspect of wisdom. It is retrospective and forward looking, not in a lineal sense, but in circumspection. Binah comes from the verb “banah” [H-1129], and is used only once in all the scriptures to describe the “building” of Eve. At this point we should be mindful that we are not just looking at individual stand-alone words, this is a matter of God, in his superior wisdom and intellect, using six words with individual meanings to form a perfect new thing.
To have both aspects of wisdom, chokmah and binay, is to have perfect understanding. This is what God is doing in your life right now. Once you have perfect understanding, you are able to discern the truth and possess ‘etsah or prudent counsel by way of the Holy Spirit who is - geburah or the strength of God (in you). All of these attributes, combined with the Holy Spirit, equals da’at, or a comprehensive knowledge of God’s way, which ultimately leads to Yiraw, or arevenant fear of God. Only with the six spirits of God at work in your life, can you become a true servant of God, which is the seventh spirit. This is the path that Jesus took when he became the “shemash,” servant of God. If you look closely at the Menorah (shown below) , you will see the bowls are numbered 1-7, number 1 being the “shemash” or center bowl. For years the Temple Priest would light the Shemash first, and then use it to light the other bowls, without realizing that the center bowl represented the Messiah whose light, gives light to world.
There is an entire study that could be dedicated to the promises God made to his children from Infinity, before the foundation was laid for the three-dimensional world. Some of these are plain to see.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you “from” (Greek word “apo” meaning “before”) the foundation of the world: Matt 25:34 KJV (See also Eph 1:3-4)
Then there are promises that require a revelation to see and understand. They refer to something that is “time out of time,” meaning it was promised by God in Infinity (before time began). I’m beginning with the first one that is specifically related to the Second Exodus.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people….” Isa 11:11 KJV
As stated above, there are two times God gathered up his people. The first one was in Egypt, the second one occurs in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). The ingathering in Asia Minor (recorded in the Book of Revelation) begins in Ephesus, and proceeds clock wise ending in Laodicea (see map to the right).
The first ingathering from Egypt begins with Abraham traveling south from Haran, eventually winding up in Egypt. Moses led the children of Israel in a counter-clockwise journey out of Goshen, east into the wilderness, north to Jericho, and west into the promised land. Join the counter-clockwise route Moses took with the second Exodus journey taken in Asia Minor, to form the number eight, generally recognized as the sign for infinity.
However, more interesting than the sideways number eight, is the Hebrew letter that represents infinity - aleph (awlef). In the book “You Have Not Denied My Name,” I demonstrated how the awlef was used to preserve the “aw” sound represented by the “kawmates” vowel point. This vowel has been hidden to this day not only to conceal the correct pronunciation of the true name of Yahuah, but also to hide the meaning of kawmates, which is the power of God to sustain his creation. This is why kawmates appears in the ancient or archaic form of every letter in the Hebrew alephbet. It is the power form God to do a thing. For example:
ra'ah (raw-aw'); OT:7200, a primitive root; to see. Notice the kawmates in the first syllable “raw” meaning the power to see. [A primitive root is the earliest known form of the verb]
halak (haw-lak'); OT:1980; a primitive root; to walk. Once again, the first syllable is “haw” meaning the power to walk.
dabar (daw-bar'); OT:1696, a primitive root; to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak, and the power to speak.
These examples go on and on. “Kawmates” or “aw” is the power that drives the action and it comes from the Creator’s name, “Yaw.” Our enemy cannot thwart the promises of Yahuah made from Infinty:
Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning, 1 Chron 17:9 KJV
Amen and many thanks to Yahuah our Father.
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?John 7:15
The Pharisees and the Scribes are not marveling at Jesus because he knows how to read and write. Every Hebrew boy and girl learned how to read and write.
Based on Jesus’ response, it’s obvious that the Jews are marveling because he knows the word meaning of each letter and how it relates to interpretation and doctrine.
Jesus answered them saying:
“…My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” John 7: 16-17
Here are just a few examples of how the same three letters forming different words do not stray from the word meaning of each letter.
The verb “to gather (or pluck) is “aree”, and spelt (reading right to left) A, R, E.
[Yawd is one of four consonants that serve as a vowel at the end of a word
The verb “to teach” (or point out) is “yarah” and spelt (from right to left) Y, R, A
The verb “to channel” is “yaw-ore” and spelt (from right to left) Y, A, R.
The verb “to mirror” (or reflect) is “rah-ee” and spelt (from right to left) R, A, E