Heaven is Going to Release a Renaissance, Part II
Leslie Lyons Eugene, Oregon 02.03.2017
When I had finished writing Part I (11.27.2016), I wrote down a revelation that was spoken to me. “All roads lead from Damascus”.
I looked this expression up, and the most definitive explanation I found was in the Jewish Encyclopedia. “ROADS”: Jewish Encyclopedia; By: Executive Committee of the Editorial Board., Joseph Jacobs. “Palestine was a necessary link between the two great powers of the Biblical world—Egypt, and Assyria—but because of the unsettled state of the country and the more fortunate location of Damascus, this city, rather than Jerusalem or Samaria, was the central mart toward which traffic tended. In the world of the Old Testament, it may fairly have been said, “All roads lead to Damascus.” The four chief roads to Damascus which led through the Holy Land were:
(1) The coast route, known as “the way of the land of the Philistines” (Ex. xiii. 17), running through Gaza, Ashdod, Dor, Accho, and Tyre. At the last-named city this road took a sharp curve inland to Dan and thence ran to Damascus.
(2) The route which branched off from the first at Ashdod and, skirting the foot of the Shefelah, went to Antipatris and Accho, while a branch line from Cæsarea crossed it and ran to Cana, Tiberias, and thence to Damascus.
(3) The route from Beersheba to Damascus. This route went through Hebron, Jerusalem, Beth-el, and Shechem, and, crossing the Jordan at Bethshean, followed the river to the Sea of Galilee, thence running northeastward to Damascus.
(4) Finally, the route from Arabia, which touched Kir Moab, Ataroth, Heshbon, and Rabbath Ammon, and afterward traversed the plain of Gilead until it joined the Shechem-Bethshean route (see No. 3).
So I did not know why I heard “All roads lead from Damascus”, instead of the previous statement which states “All roads lead to Damascus”. Perplexed, I put the Word on the self so to speak.
Jubilee is Beginning to Become A Reality!
Today, I was reading Part I again, an explanation revelation flashed across my mind about why I received “from Damascus”, instead of “to Damascus”. Operating on the premise from Part I, the purpose of the Father’s current mission is to bring about the reality of Matthew 6:10; “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven”.
For further Jubilee teachings see “Advancing From Besiegement to Jubilee in 2016, A ‘Super Shemitah’ Year” Gale Sheehan, and “Jubilee – Our Glorious Future!” and “Our ‘Net’ Worth and ‘Net’ Work”, Mark Chironna. Although it is for another topic, Jubilee in my mind and as I understand it is this; Jubilee equals Covenant Rest.
Dr. J. Vernon McGee used to say “If you are going to pasture your cows in another man’s field, be sure to give credit to where you got the milk”. So I am going to use the “A Dictionary of Correspondence, Representatives, and Significatives, Derived from the Word of the Lord Paperback – September 12, 2013, by Emanuel Swedenborg (Author) in an aid to the interpretation. I will let other Prophets, Scribes and Teachers judge, but this is how God has led me.
Taking the position that Damascus was the pivotal link between Egypt and Assyria in the Old Testament, we can say the spiritual significance of Egypt and Assyria in the Bible related to how the church on earth is using and treating the Word of God. Or generally speaking, the Scrolls and Scripture, and how that relates in God’s eyes compared to the heavenly perception and truth found in reading the WORD among the church in heaven. The litmus test then is does the WORD form a direct link between heaven and earth? “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven”.
Damascus was the root out of which came forth Eber, or the Hebrew church. From the Hebrew Church Sprang forth the Christian church. So in Scripture, the Hebrew church was always caught in between Egypt and Assyria. Or using the vernacular, caught between hell and high water.
The Christian church at this time is not much better. We have been given so much more illumination and light and power through the cross of Jesus Christ. Instead, we are also stuck between Egypt and Assyria. We are weak and ineffective. We are disengaged with our purpose through heaven. The church was created to be located between Bethel and Ai. Instead look at our world. Radical Islam religion from hell is tracing scorched earth policy and war towards God’s kingdom in intense hatred. The created people on the earth of which he loves so deeply are infested with corruption and greed. They are ravaged with addictions, blight, chaos and misery.
But Praise Be To God
“But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Glory, glory, glory our God still sits on the throne! The time of Jubilee is now dawning upon us. As I mentioned before, in my understanding, Jubilee equals Covenant Rest. No longer will God strive with His people. He will ascend to His rightful position as the head of the church. “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18).
The Road Map Leads From Damascus
No longer shall the tail wag the dog (“All roads lead to Damascus”). The church will begin to reconnect with its counterpart in heaven. This is the covenant rest. Natural things will become as spiritual. “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known”. (1 Corinthians 13:12).
This is an unprecedented time in human and church history. But more importantly, not seen since the churches of Adam and Enoch. “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4).
All roads now lead from the church reinvigorated. “Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment”. (Isaiah 32:1)