“Those who live in darkness are about to see the Great Light of the World.
Nothing can stop the great surprise I AM bringing to the world! Tremendous change is on the horizon for the good, and the evil.
As evil grows, the Light is also increasing to partner with you in destroying the evil around you.
Do not lose Faith in what I will do, and have promised to do for you!
My love and kindness will greatly overshadow you and you will be changed, transformed in ways you cannot imagine.
So do not lose Hope in My Promises. For greater is He Who is in you, than he who is in the world.
Justice is coming for the wicked and compromising — especially in The Church called by My Name.
I have called you to be Prophets, Priests and Kings on the earth. I’ve given you Dominion over all that I have dominion over on the earth, and in the heavens as I lead you.
When the High Priest went in to The Inner Sanctuary, if he was unclean, he could die, and no one could go in to get him.
They would have to use the Golden Rope to drag him out. Anyone who touched the “Holy Things” could be killed. That’s how serious it was to be in The Glory of God.
God is Holy! In Heaven, the Angels are singing “Holy! Holy! Holy!””
“And the four living creatures, individually having six wings, were full of eyes all over and within [underneath their wings]; and day and night they never stop saying, Holy, holy, holy is The LORD God Almighty (Omnipotent), Who was and Who is and Who is to come.” Revelation 4:8
Jesus made the way such that all who surrender to Him, could be in His Presence without dying. The veil of the temple was rent, that we could come to Him in times of need, without being destroyed.
“Remember how anyone who came to the King without permission in Esther’s day could be destroyed?
Think about that Beloveds! For it was a type for your understanding. I AM the King of kings, and LORD of Lords.
I AM not a footstool for your feet! Heaven is My Throne and earth is My footstool. Picture that when you think I AM too busy or weak to perform My Word!
I AM not the weak or impotent God that most think I AM. So soon, you will see just how great and powerful I AM. The whole world will see!
I AM looking forward to loosing My Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven!
I AM looking forward to breaking chains of bondage and wickedness that have been in generations for centuries.
The Church is far from homogeneous in intent or functioning. Thus will I have to make changes.
What is coming is The Spirit of Burning and The Spirit of The Fear of The LORD! The Seven-fold Spirit will be poured out on believers all over the world.”
Homogeneous (- adjective ) : 1. Consisting of parts that are the same; uniform in structure or composition: 2. Of the same or similar nature or kind. 3. Consisting of terms of the same degree or elements of the same dimension.
“Unity will not come by striving or forcing your ways on the ways of others.
Unity comes through Love poured out by The Holy Spirit. Love is the greatest. This Love will drive out all selfishness and complacency, pride, competition, apathy and narcissistic Jezebel spirits.
It will destroy rebellion/ witchcraft, divination, and sorcery within The Church and the world. For My Power will be demonstrated to be way more than what those spirits can do!
There is no other God like Me. There is no other Creator than Me!
Those who think they can take over and make you over in the image of a robot or cyborg, will be annihilated if they do not Repent. For they are destroying everything I have created.”
“And the heathen (the nations) raged, but Your wrath (retribution, indignation) came, the time when the dead will be judged and Your servants the prophets and saints rewarded—and those who revere (fear) Your name, both low and high and small and great—and [the time] for destroying the corrupters of the earth. Then the sanctuary of God in heaven was thrown open, and the ark of His covenant was seen standing inside in His sanctuary; and there were flashes of lightning, loud rumblings (blasts, mutterings), peals of thunder, an earthquake, and a terrific hailstorm.” Revelation 11:18-19 AMPC
“You are My Ambassadors: a People set apart for My Glory to shine through.
Think on that Beloveds, for I mean to put on a great display of My Love and Power that will startle people who are bound.
I AM uncovering The Royal Priesthood of Believers in this hour! It will make you into a new person — much less vulnerable to the enemy than in the past.
It will empower you to do the great exploits your heart has desired to do!”
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC
“Beloveds, you are to be Priests, and like Priests of The Old Testament who were charged with teaching good from evil, you also must stand for Righteousness and not compromise The Gospel.
Thus The Sword of The LORD is coming with The Spirit of God into The Church to magnify Our Name and to judge between Truth and deception, between good and evil.
You will feel the Fire, not just see it! You will know that I AM the I AM, and that nothing can stop My Will in your lives.
Holiness will no longer be hard, because this will be a Holy Spirit takeover, that will transform you, body and soul!
Ask for it! Believe that I will do it! Cry out! Cry out! Cry out for Justice and Redemption of all The Elect and Chosen.
For My terrible Swift Sword is coming, and it will be wielded by those who know all The Truth. Even if you don’t remember — everything is written in your Book of Life.
Cry out for you loved ones to have the Grace to say Yes to My Call, as I come to them and reveal what they have misunderstood.
Cry out for their Salvation and Deliverance, Healing and Understanding!
Cry out for the lost whom you see everyday around you! Know that I AM listening. Know that your prayers will be answered sooner, and with great shaking will I pour out answers to all you have prayed.
I will shake the foundations of the wicked. I will shake the spirits of wickedness on the earth and in the heavens, in the seas, and in all Nations.
Idols will fall!! All that is evil will be overturned, as you pronounce The Word over situations around you! Believe, and you will receive!
Begging is not for Warriors! Proclaim My Word over your loved ones, over your neighborhoods, over your counties and provinces, states and Nations!
Proclaim: My Kingdom will destroy all other kingdoms not in alignment with mine!
Speak in belief. The enemy knows the difference!
Arise and shine, for your light is coming suddenly in the days ahead. In the midst of turmoil will you see great miracles of Salvation, Healing and Deliverance that doesn’t take hours, but only moments — if you listen for what I want you to Proclaim, Pronounce, or even Sing over them!
I’ve been cleaning up your mouths, so that what comes out of them will be more pleasing to the ears, and more productive for My Kingdom’s rule in the earth.
I will make your words like apples of gold in settings of silver! Revelation will be poured out, that you will be able to teach and proclaim with anointing that breaks every yoke!
Be still in this Season, coming in My presence, for I have much to say to you and share with you, if you will pause, take a breath, and spend some time with Me.
Keep doing it until the results come. For I AM not an absent Father!
I AM with you in all you do. My Holy Spirit is with you and will guide you, but you must lean on Him!
There are dark days ahead for the wicked especially, but it will break your heart too, to see the judgments.
But do not despair! Cling to Me and I will cling to you.
Be Confident in My everlasting Love for you and your family, for despite what it seems, I AM working, and many more surprises are coming that will turn around what seems hopeless.
Shine! Shine! Shine in the darkness! Raise your voice in Praise as you drive, as you do your chores around the house, as you work in your garden, and as you work at your job when possible.
I will change the environment around you as Angels respond to the Worship and Praise in your heart, even if spoken silently/ inwardly.”
Rope Around the High Priest
Question : There’s a belief that the High Priest had a rope tied around his waist when he entered the Holy of Holies in the Temple during Yom Kippur (to pull him out should G-d judge him unfit and take his life). Do you know the source of this belief?
Answer : Thank you very much for your interesting question. I discussed it with an experienced educator here in Baltimore, Rabbi Moshe Oppen, and he said that the source is actually in two places in the Zohar: in Parshas Acharei Mos (67a), and in Parshas Emor (102a). What it actually says is that a golden rope was tied around the High Priest’s leg.
Additionally, in the Artscroll Edition of the Talmud, Yoma Vol. II, on Daf 53b footnote 25, there is extensive discussion about this statement of the Zohar and it’s Halachic ramifications.
Take care, Rabbi Aaron Tendler
Vision of the High Priest
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of The LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.” Zechariahariah 3:1 NKJV
“‘Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, For they are a wondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.” Zechariah 3:8 NKJV
“Take the silver and gold, make an elaborate crown, and set it on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest.” Zechariah 6:11 NKJV
“Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:17 NKJV
The Son Was Faithful
“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house.” Hebrews 3:1-3 NKJV
“Our Compassionate High Priest – Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:14-15
Qualifications for High Priesthood
“For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.” Hebrews 5:1 NKJV
“So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.”…
……. who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” Concerning this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull in your [spiritual] hearing and sluggish [even slothful in achieving spiritual insight].” Hebrews 5:5, 7-11 NKJV
“And you shall anoint them as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.” Exodus 40:15 AMPC
“And The LORD said to Aaron, You and your sons and your father’s house with you shall bear and remove the iniquity of the sanctuary [that is, the guilt for the offenses which the people unknowingly commit when brought into contact with the manifes-tations of God’s presence]. And you and your sons with you shall bear and remove the iniquity of your priesthood [your own unintentional offenses].
And your brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your [fore]father, bring with you, that they may be joined to you and minister to you; but only you and your sons with you shall come before the Tent of the Testimony [into the Holy Place where only priests may go and into the Most Holy Place which only the high priest dares enter].
And the Levites shall attend you [as servants] and attend to all the duties of the Tent; only they shall not come near the sacred vessels of the sanctuary or to the brazen altar, that they and also you [Aaron] die not. And they shall be joined to you and attend to the duties of the Tent of Meeting — all the [menial] service of the Tent — and no stranger [no layman, anyone who is not a Levite] shall come near you [Aaron and your sons] And you shall attend to the duties of the sanctuary and attend to the altar [of burnt offering and the altar of incense], that there be no wrath any more upon the Israelites [as in the incident of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram]. And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the Israelites; to you they are a gift, given to The LORD, to do the [menial] service of the Tent of Meeting.
Therefore you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything of the altar [of burnt offering and the altar of incense] and [of the Holy of Holies] within the veil, and you shall serve. I give you your priesthood as a service of gift. And the stranger [anyone other than Moses or your sons, Aaron] who comes near shall be put to death.
And The LORD said to Aaron, and I, behold, I have given you the charge of My heave offerings [whatever is taken out and kept of the offerings made to Me], all the dedicated and consecrated things of the Israelites; to you have I given them [as your portion] and to your sons as a continual allowance forever by reason of your anointing as priests.
This shall be yours of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every offering of the people, every cereal offering and sin offering and trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render to Me, shall be most holy for you [Aaron] and for your sons………
…..All the heave offerings [the lifted-out and kept portions] of the holy things which the Israelites give to The LORD I give to you and to your sons and your daughters with you, as a continual debt forever. It is a covenant of salt [that cannot be dissolved or violated] forever before The LORD for you [Aaron] and for your posterity with you.
And The LORD said to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in the land [of the Israelites], neither shall you have any part among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the Israelites.
And, behold, I have given the Levites all the tithes in Israel for an inheritance in return for their service which they serve, the [menial] service of the Tent of Meeting. Henceforth the Israelites shall not come near the Tent of Meeting [the covered sanctuary, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies], lest they incur guilt and die.
But the Levites shall do the [menial] service of the Tent of Meeting, and they shall bear and remove the iniquity of the people [that is, be answerable for the legal pollutions of the holy things and offer the necessary atonements for unintentional offenses in these matters]. It shall be a statute forever in all your generations, that among the Israelites the Levites have no inheritance [of land].
But the tithes of the Israelites, which they present as an offering to The LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit; therefore I have said to them, Among the Israelites they shall have no inheritance. [They have homes and cities and pasturage to use but not to possess as their personal inheritance.]
And The LORD said to Moses, moreover, you shall say to the Levites, When you take from the Israelites the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall present an offering from it to The LORD, even a tenth of the tithe [paid by the people].
And what you lift out and keep [your heave offering] shall be credited to you as though it were the grain of the threshing floor or as the fully ripe produce of the vine.
Likewise you shall also present an offering to The LORD of all your tithes which you receive from the Israelites; and therefore you shall give this heave offering [lifted out and kept] for The LORD to Aaron the priest.
Out of all the gifts to you, you shall present every offering due to The LORD, of all the best of it, even the hallowed part lifted out and held back out of it [for the Levites]. Therefore you shall say to them, When you have lifted out and held back the best from it [and presented it to The LORD by giving it to yourselves, the Levites], then it shall be counted to [you] the Levites just as if it were the increase of the threshing floor or of the winepress.
And you may eat it in every place, you and your households, for it is your reward for your service in the Tent of Meeting. And you shall be guilty of no sin by reason of it when you have lifted out and held back the best of it; neither shall you have polluted the holy things of the Israelites, neither shall you die [because of it].” Numbers 18:1-9,19-31 AMPC
“And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” Numbers 25:13 KJV
“But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of The LORD is their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of The LORD gave them.” Joshua 18:7 KJV
“These sought their names among those enrolled in the genealogies, but they were not found; so they were excluded from the priesthood as [ceremonially] unclean.” Ezra 2:62 AMPC
“These sought their registration among those recorded in the genealogies, but it was not found; so they were excluded from the priesthood as [ceremonially] unclean.” Nehemiah 7:64 AMPC
“Remember them, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.” Nehemiah 13:29 KJV
“O house of Aaron [the priesthood], trust in and lean on The LORD! He is their Help and their Shield.” Psalm 115:10 AMPC
“As was the custom of the priesthood, it fell to him by lot to enter [the sanctuary of] the temple of The LORD and burn incense.” Luke 1:9 AMPC
“In the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the Word of God [concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God] came to John son of Zachariah in the wilderness (desert).” Luke 3:2 AMPC
“And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham,” Hebrews 7:5
“Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; while there [in the case of Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives [perpetually].” Hebrews 7:8 AMPC
“Now if perfection (a perfect fellowship between God and the worshiper) had been attainable by the Levitical priesthood — for under it the people were given the Law — why was it further necessary that there should arise another and different kind of Priest, one after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed after the order and rank of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is of necessity an alteration of the law [concerning the priesthood] as well.” Hebrews 7:11-12 AMPC
“or it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.” Hebrews 7:14 KJV
“But He holds His priesthood unchangeably, because He lives on forever.” Hebrews 7:24 AMPC
“[Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5 AMPC
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,” 1 Peter 2:9 KJV
~ Priscilla Van Sutphin
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