Leslie Lyons 5.14.2017
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Last year God spoke to me a thousand words of revelation as in the blink of the eye. I heard the words “Covenant Rest”.
That this is the true heavenly meaning of Jubilee as it was revealed to me. May God be glorified.
Covenant Rest is Based on the Ten Commandments
It is found in Exodus Chapter 20. It is the sum and summation of all kingdom principles and truths. The two stone tablets on which the law was written was called “the tablets of the covenant”. The ark that contained the two stone tablets were called the “ark of the covenant” and the law was called “the covenant”. These are the regulations and requirements of man’s behavior toward God and toward his fellow humans on earth which are also Kingdom principles. This covenant is found throughout the world. Not only in this world, but it is the basic spiritual principle for all the residents in heaven.
Jesus (God taking on human form) clarified This Covenant. He clarified the meaning of the two stones (ten WORDS) of the covenant into The Great Commandment.
“Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and most important command. And the second command is like the first: ‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.’ All of the law and the writings of the prophets take their meaning from these two commands” (Matthew 22:37-40)
A covenant is a partnership. An agreement between God and men. The covenant contains all things related to God and the other of all things related to us (“the two stones”). His blood is called the “blood of the covenant” (Matthew 26:28).
Our WORD (Bible) is composed of the “old covenant” and the “new covenant”. We work together in our eternal salvation. We cannot walk away and say all my sins are forgiven.
The supreme characteristic of this covenant is LOVE.
“If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love” (John 15:10).
Covenant Rest Relating to The Lord’s Prayer
He instructed his followers “Therefore pray in this way: Our Father, who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
Supremely, we are to pray, and to pray only for God’s will to be done, “on earth as it is in Heaven”. Currently, at this time there is a disengagement of this connection within the Christian on earth. It is just not happening.
“Can two walk together unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3)
If God is denied His rightful place as the head of the church on earth, then we are not in agreement. There is no covenant rest. Heaven and earth are not connected.
This is a result of the prevailing Protestant church doctrine called Sola Fide or “salvation by faith alone”
According to this doctrine, salvation is obtained by grace + faith + nothing. There is no need to do anything else. In effect, the two stones of the Decalogue covenant (“the law”) are made of no effect.
This is simply not true. Because one tablet in the Ten Commandments is our relationship and responsibility to God, and the second tablet is our responsibility on how to behave toward others
If we say white as snow, white as snow, all my sins are all white as snow. I cannot add anything to the finished work of Jesus Christ.
But in reality, this produces a state of spiritual stupor and laziness of participating in the work of Christ in our spiritual regeneration
We rely on our priests and pastors to shoulder the burden of living a Christian life. We go to church to “fill up” on Sundays and Wednesdays like it is a filling station. We become the cup that is clean on the outside and dirty on the inside. We think we are observing the first tablet of love to God and the second, love to the neighbor. But, in reality, my flesh will still dominate my life and thinking. When it is intended that my spirit has rule and dominion in all my thinking and not my fleshly human nature.
Build Your House on The (Spiritual) Rock
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but you don’t do what I say? The people who come to me, who listen to my teachings and obey them—I will show you what they are like: They are like a man building a house. He digs deep and builds his house on rock. The floods come, and the water crashes against the house. But the flood cannot move the house, because it was built well. “But the people who hear my words and do not obey are like a man who builds a house without preparing a foundation. When the floods come, the house falls down easily and is completely destroyed” (Luke 6:46-49)
The way of eternal life is found in the (the Ten Commandments) tablets of the covenant. This is our part, this is our responsibility
“I may speak in different languages, whether human or even of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am only a noisy bell or a ringing cymbal” (1 Corinthians 13:1)
There is currently TRUTH (WORD) in the church, but it is not joined together to LOVE (the essence of God)
It is like winter sunshine. It looks like the summer sun, but the ground and soil are dormant. There is no life and there is no growth. It is the same condition spiritually for the follower of Jesus. On the surface, everything looks fine, but their faith has no power and it has no life. There is no covenant rest to glorify our Lord. The Ten Commandments of life are not being observed or practiced in everyday life. We have become lazy and we have no backbone. God is not honored in our sacrifice to Him.
Covenant Rest Relating to: “The Marriage of the Lamb” Revelation Chapter 19:7,9
“Let us be glad and rejoice and we will give glory to Him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself” (Revelation 19:7).
“And he said to me, Write, Blessed are those who have been called to the marriage supper of the Lamb, And he said to me, These are the true sayings of God” (Revelation 19:9).
The “marriage of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:7), is the joining together of the church on earth and the church in heaven together in the Lord.
Today in the Christian church this relationship between the church in heaven and the church on earth has been severed. It essentially does not exist on a church corporate level. Nor does it often exist within the individual Christian believer.
The Christian believer is called upon to fight the evil within themselves and crucify it through the power of the cross and the blood of the Lamb. They should be making proper decisions to live according to the precepts of the Decalogue (The Ten Commandments).
This is why we are told to pick up our cross and follow Jesus daily. We must follow the example that our Lord displayed while He walked upon the earth. He was the human form and expression of the Ten Commandments personified. What a beautiful thing.
The Christian walk is the way of struggle
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also]. For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting]” (Matthew 16:24-25)
Jesus showed us the way in when He was transfigured
“And He was transfigured before them. And His face shone
Jesus had endured and overcome many temptations and trials. He was a man of many sorrows. He kept His eye on the prize. Until the very last when He overcame the temptation on the cross. “He was transfigured before them” Because He conquered the sinful HUMAN nature that He inherited from His mother. He crucified it and replaced it with the DIVINE nature of Himself. When this event happened in front of Peter, James, and John “His face shone as the sun, and His clothing was white as the light“
He was transfigured
We should be able to see then that “grace plus faith plus nothing” (Sola Fide) to obtain salvation is an evil and dangerous church doctrine. It is like hell cooked the books on this one. What a diabolical scheme and device it is to trip up and destroy the Church of Jesus Christ!
It is the fact that the kindest, most forgiving and loving person (Jesus Christ) that ever walked the face of the earth is not acknowledged for the most tremendous act of LOVE ever displayed. This is why in Scripture “the marriage supper of the Lamb” is so important to us who believe.
The “marriage supper of the lamb”
On that day those in the New Emerging Church who have embraced the TRUTH of this doctrine that says faith alone cannot save will see the Lord Jesus Christ take His rightful place as the head of the church.
“For all things were created in Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the Head of the body, the church, who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that He may be pre-eminent in all things. For it pleased the Father that in Him all fullness should dwell” (Colossians 1:16-19)
This New Emerging Church will follow the example of their Lord and have LOVE (the power of the Cross) conjoined to TRUTH (reading and obeying the WORD).
This New Emerging Church will take seriously The Ten Commandments. They will appropriate the power of the cross (LOVE) and the power of the blood (TRUTH) to themselves.
They will do this by following the example set by our Lord Jesus
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
When the church has come into this right relationship with Jesus as the true head of the church, which is His body, then there is a celebration (“supper”). This is our
We will rejoice along with the church in heaven that our Lord is finally, truly honored!
Christ is our Jubilee. But in the highest order, the Church has been restored into a right relation to the Decalogue and to the church in heaven. God then is able to have “Covenant Rest”.
“And Jehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, in his erring; he is flesh. Yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years” (Genesis 6:3).
God will achieve His covenant rest as described in the Book of Revelation. It will culminate with this event;
“And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of Heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband” (Revelation 21:2).