Scripture Reference: Revelation 4:6; Ezekiel 1:4-7; Psalm 97:2; Numbers 2; Genesis 49; Deuteronomy 33; Zechariah 4:6; I John 3:2; John 14:3; I Thessalonians 4:17; Mark 10:29,30; Revelation 11:18; Isaiah 13:5; to 2 Kings 2; 2 Kings 6:17; Psalm 68:27
Still don’t believe that you are a willing or unwilling participant in a spiritual war that is manifesting in the natural? Think again. I was having a conversation with someone about the physical appearance of the ancient Hebrews. I was pulling out scriptures about the four creatures that were around the throne in Revelation 4:6 and about the ones similarly described in Ezekiel 1:4-7. The feet of these creatures were of burnished bronze. Also, I pointed to Psalm 97:2 that said that “clouds and darkness” were surrounding the Most High’s throne. Clouds represent angels or spirits, and I take this to mean that some brown-skinned angels have duties that are near to the throne.
That was when it hit me. That even though many scriptures indicate that the ancient Israelites were people of color, it was not the physical Israelites who were effecting real change on the earth. Everything that they did was a copy of things that were happening in the heavenly realm. The books of Revelation and Ezekiel describe the living creatures by symbol: the man, the lion on the right side, the ox on the left side and the flying eagle. I believe that the four creatures represented the tribes of Israel. Here’s why.
The Standards of the Children of Israel
The encampment of the children of Israel when they were about to go to war against the people of Canaan was the same as described in Revelation and Ezekiel. Each tribe had a standard or a flag with a symbol. However the tribes were grouped by 3’s and assembled on four sides. The symbol of a man was the tribe of Reuben on the southside of the camp, the ox on the left side (west) was Ephraim, the lion on the right side (facing east) was Judah and the flying eagle was the tribe of Dan that was to north. The Levites and priests were in the center of the camp with the tabernacle which symbolized the throne of the Highest. The account can be found in Numbers 2.
Note: It looks like the tribal standards are derived from the prophecies over the tribes that are recorded in Genesis 49 and Deuteronomy 33. I’m not sure how the tribe of Dan was changed from an adder to an eagle in flight. There are some Jewish oral traditions about it, but I won’t quote those. It is interesting to see both the flying eagle and the snake on Mexico’s national flag, though.
Battle Formation on Earth as it is in Heaven
The only time that I know of from scripture that the Israelites used this type of formation was when they were about to go to war. Judah along with his brothers Issachar and Zebulun went first in those days, and it looks like they will move out first when Babylon falls. Anyway, the Master showed me that it wasn’t the physical children of Israel who won those battles in their own strength. Their heavenly counterparts were in formation as well. As long as the physical children of Israel kept the commandments, statutes and ordinances that they were given and marched in faith, the angels could work among them and enable them to win.
The word of the Most High to his chosen servant Zerubbabel (who is a type of end time leader) said “not by might nor by power but by my Spirit,” said the Master of hosts. Zechariah 4:6
So Where is Our Leader?
I know that Israel will not move without the sound of the trumpet that comes from our king, but where is he? Most people in the churches will say that he is in heaven at the Father’s right hand. I believe that he does have access to the throne to make intercession for us. But I do not discount the possibility that he may arrive with a habitable planet/star in tow. I know – you think that I’ve completely lost it, but here is why I believe this.
#1 The Most High said that eye has not seen nor ear heard about the good things that He has for His people. That means that it must not be on this planet/star or dimension because you would have been able to see those things already.
#2 The Son said that he went to prepare a place for us so that where he is we will be also. Where is this place that he has prepared for us? It cannot be in modern day Israel; he has not been there for over a millenia. The apostle John also said that he did not yet know what we would be, but that we would be like the Savior at his second coming (I John 3:2). We do know, thanks to the gospel accounts, that our Savior had a flesh and bone body that he showed to his disciples after the resurrection.
Also, the Savior said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I shall come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there ye may be also.” John 14:3
Many people will argue that we will go to this described place during the kingdom of heaven which occurs after the 1000-year Messianic reign. However, Shaul indicates in Thessalonians that once Christ makes his appearance that we will be forever with him.
“Then we which are alive, and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Master in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Master.” I Thessalonians 4:17
Bottom line- there is no indication that he is going to leave us again to build habitations elsewhere for a future date.
#3 The Son said that anyone who has given up mother, father, house, lands, etc. for my sake and for the gospel will regain a hundred fold in this life and eternal life in the age to come. I understand that we’ll have to go through persecutions to get the hundred-fold blessing, but how are we going to live out this blessed life with our hundred fold on this polluted earth. By the time the satanic powers get finish with this place, it will barely be inhabitable (e.g.- nuclear fallout).
“And the Master answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” Mark 10:29,30
#4 NASA, which has supposedly cut back on its space program, used to poo poo ideas about the existence of other habitable stars in space (a.k.a. the heavens), but now scientists have claimed that they have discovered at least one if not more earth-like stars in habitable zones .
I believe these devils knew all along that there were livable stars out in space, but they have evidently been blocked from colonizing those areas. It seems like they waited until many people sold out to the system and forfeited their “heavenly” birthright before disclosing info about these resources. I really do not believe that the Son of the Highest is going to come to live on this planet/star after living in glory. Many people on this earth cannot even find clean drinking water. Revelation 11:18 indicates that the satanic powers would destroy the earth.
#5 Our Savior said for us to look up for our redemption draws near. Mainstream NASA scientists tell us to ignore news about anything coming from the sky (Planet X, Planet 9, Wormwood,etc.); in other words stay asleep. Ultimately, I believe the Savior.
#6 Isaiah tells us about our Savior coming with an army from the heavens to lay the whole land desolate.
“They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Master and the weapons of his indignation to destroy the whole land.” Isaiah 13:5
We know that heavenly Israel has chariots (ships/UFOs). Elijah was taken in a whirlwind by a chariot of fire according to 2 Kings 2, and Elisha was never afraid of the enemy because he saw the spiritual army of Israel with chariots surrounding him as referenced in 2 Kings 6:17. However, ships do not fly forever. Normally, they have a home base. Where is this far country that is “from the end of heaven?”
No matter where we’ll end up, it is comforting to know that we will be right where the Mighty One of Jacob wants us to be. Psalms 68 describes the regathering of Israel.
“There is little Benjamin with their Ruler, the princes of Judah and their Council, the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.” Psalm 68:27.
Shalom in the Master!