God will save His Bride
Isaiah 29:2 - Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
The Hebrew word translated as Ariel in the book of Ezekiel is used for the altar and in Isaiah is used for Jerusalem. The word means lion or lioness of God/god. Christians do not realize the term lion is used for the Lord and well as to Satan (the Beast). Jesus is called the Lion of Judah and in the book of Psalms 91:13 Satan (the Beast) is called the young lion or one who roars 'like a lion'.
It will surprise people to know in Genesis 49 when Jacob blessed Judah he notes the seed of Judah (Jesus) / sceptre of Judah (Jesus - King) as an old (ancient) lion! I do not think this fact also will get down the throats of Christians.
It is only through the understanding of Bible image study (study of symbols of creation used by God in scriptures) we will start to understand scriptures like Daniel understood through dreams then the shadow will reveal the real picture. These scriptures are nothing to do with the natural lion but with what it symbolizes. Peter by the understanding of this called us a royal priesthood. Lion symbolizes royalty and righteous together that is why Jesus is termed as King and Chief Priest at the same time. Jesus is called the ancient lion for He is righteousness from the beginning like God is called the Ancient One.
Satan the Beast never desired to become God in Heaven (Prince of Tyre - the one who is with us and whose Heavenly powers are taken away, that is why it is compared to a man). Ezekiel 28:2 clearly states he desires to be god over the sea / people of this world. He himself being a creation of God, one who was very anointed of God, who was once upon a time dwelled very next to the Throne of God (where His glory is maximum) and was blessed with great wisdom and other spiritual gifts (Heavenly jewels) beyond the imagination of man, is not a fool like man to claim to be God; but he does know he can be god of people who are far from God.
God is telling us He would destroy Ariel (symbolizing Jerusalem) and cause distress and sorrow to fall on her. Note there are 2 Hebrew words <03389> & <03390> both translated as Jerusalem, they different slightly in the script. One spiritually refers to God's people and the other to the city or people who pose as God's people.
On 29th Oct we received message of God taking action on people heading His Church / representing Christians. Two days later we got a message stating because God loves (His Church) He takes drastic steps at times. Again on 27th we received a warning message on the same. I know in India lots of things are happening among the leaders of Churches.
Today also the same message is the same as what we have been getting from the Lord. He is going to cause shaking of the Church. This shaking is happens for His Church is not firm founded in the Truth.
When we see the state of things around it is very depressing to see Christians of many years some even Pastors and Church elders lack knowledge of fundamental things of scriptures or of the Kingdom of God. Some days back I was speaking to a Muslim convert who did many years of Bible study, he was telling me how he fought with Bible school professors who would teach how the Bible was corrupt and inaccurate. They mostly referred to writings or views of atheists for Bible study. Many Bible college students are void of the knowledge of God and the power of God for in the name of Bible they are infected people with worldly understanding. Another brother shared with me how his father was made head of the Church because his ancestors were heads of the church. When we hear such things the question comes to mind, 'What is the Church to do with God or the Word of God?'.
It is time we see people taught according to the heart of God filled with the wisdom of God. It is time the foundation is shaken, repaired and rooted in the Truth and Spirit of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, there are many Christians and Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in the world yet there very few people who know You and have a relationship with You. Most are filled with teaching of the world and thus are far from You. Lord, You love your Bride and we know You will save her...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
Psalms 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.
9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
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