A message for the Church and for Israel.
Yesterday afternoon I was listening to a scholar speak on television about the rapture. Interestingly, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other text by ancient church scholars support this biblical teaching. Indeed, knowledge is increasing and points to the prophetic days we are living in presently. (Dan.12:4) I drifted off to sleep and awoke with the program still in progress. Suddenly the following vision was shown. A man was standing up in the air and looking in a northern direction. He had a black box attached to the back of his head. Above this black box, a butterfly appeared.
This man was Jewish. He was looking in a northern direction which is the exalting location of GOD whom many believe is where HIS heavenly throne is located. It follows that it is also the location where Jesus sits – on the right ‘Hand’ side of GOD:
“For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.” (Ps. 75:6-7)
“A Psalm of David. The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 101:1) Cf. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.” (Heb. 10:12)
The small black box is a tefilla which is usually attached around the head and/or arm containing parchment scrolls inscribed with verses from the Torah. It is worn during prayer as a sign of remembrance of how GOD had guided the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage. Among other things and according to The Sefer ha-Chinuch (13th centuryJewish rabbinic text), the purpose of the tefilla is to help subjugate a person’s wordly desires and to encourage spiritual development.
The tefilla, when attached to the head, is secured on the forehead and between the eyes:
“And it shall be for a sign for you upon your hand, for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth, for with a strong hand did the Lord bring you out of Egypt.” (Ex. 13:9,16; Cf. Deut. 6:8; 11:18)
But the location of the tefilla contrasted with the vision. That it was shown on the back of the head instead became quickly apparent. This is where the Occipital Brain is located. It is the area of the brain that is associated with distance and depth perception, color, object and face recognition, including memory information. It is that part of the brain that ‘interprets information from the eyes’ and turns it into the world as a person sees it.
Altogether, the vision conveyed that some Jewish people will undergo development in a new way – in a spiritual and physiological way they have never previously understood nor perceived! A beautiful and colorful butterfly finally emerges from its confined cocoon transformed. And so will some Jewish people increasingly emerge out from the box of confining legalities, out of theTorah transformed. With their senses awakened and exercised, they will finally really see with their eyes. They will recognize, remember and understand that what is written in the Old Testament Torah (the five books of Moses) points to their Messiah, Jesus Christ and the New Covenant. He will be recognized as their heavenly High Priest, Redeemer, Intercessor, Savior and only One through whom anyone can be transformed. Bible prophecy teaches that this nation – and other nations – who do not believe will recognize Him, tragically, only after much tribulation and when He returns:
“Then I will pour out on the house of David and on the people of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and prayer, and they will look on Me, the One they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.” (Zech. 12:10) “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” Rev. 1:7)
Jesus’ words are reverberating through space and time in this message!
“For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me (Jesus); for he wrote about Me.” (Jn. 5:46)
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (the transformed butterfly) old things are passed away behold, all things are become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17)
(Side note: While searching for information on the tefilla, I learned that archaeological digs confirm evidence of it in Qumran. Was it a coincidence that the televised scholar was also speaking about finding evidence of the rapture in the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Qumran? No. GOD works in amazing and mysterious ways!)
Keep the Faith!
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