To teach us His heavenly truth, the Lord uses parables (metaphors); earthly pictures used to explain spiritual truth in a way we can understand. Jesus once asked a religious leader, "If I have told you earthly things, and you don't believe, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?" Bible Scriptures includes many parables to teach us spiritual truth of great importance. However, Scriptures also contain prophesies. May the Holy Spirit help you to have eyes to see and ears to hear, and to distinguish the difference between the revelation of a parable and the prophetic word.
You may already know that you have a heavenly Father, but did you know Scriptures reveal you have a heavenly Mother as well? Yes, Scriptures reveal the Father, the Mother and the Children. John, one of the original twelve disciples of Christ, was banished to the island of Patmos, where he received many prophetic visions and revelations, which are recorded in Scriptures in the book Book of Revelation. John was given a detailed prophetic snapshot of the 'Mother', which we see described in Revelation 12.
Revelation 12:1-5 & 17, And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a WOMAN clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with CHILD cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And SHE brought forth a MAN CHILD, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and HER child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the dragon was wroth with the WOMAN, and went to make war with the remnant of HER seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Yahshua/Jesus Christ.
Clearly, OUT OF the Woman came Christ, who is to rule the nations with a rod of iron. And also coming out of the very same Woman are those who keep God's commandments, as well as the testimony of Jesus. So, who is this woman or MOTHER that birthed Christ as well as His followers who testify of Yahshua and also keep God's commands?
Galatians 4:26, "But JERUSALEM which is above is free, which is the MOTHERof us all."
Have you ever been taught this New Covenant truth that JERUSALEM is the Mother of us all?
Okay, the Woman who gave birth to Yahshua/Jesus and all true Christians is JERUSALEM; however, did you know there are dozens of Scriptures that reveal God is not only Yahshua's/Jesus' Father, but is also considered to be the FATHER of all who follow Yahshua/Jesus as Savior and Lord?
In Luke 11:2, Yahshua/Jesus taught us how to pray to God, "When you pray, say, Our Father..."
1 Cor. 8:6, "But to us there is but one God, the Father..."
Galatians 4:6, And because you are sons, God has sent forth THE SPIRIT of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Ephesians 2:18, For through him (Yahshua) we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Did you know that those who accept Yahshua/Jesus and have repented of their sins are PREDESTINED to be Sons and Children of God? There are at least 26 New Covenant Scripture declaring Holy Spirit led followers of Yahshua to be "God's Children".
Yes, God's people are... "...predestined...to adoption as SONS by Savior/Jesus, The Anointed One..." (Ephesians 1:5)
1 John 3:10, "...We know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God's child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister."
Romans 8:14, "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God."
Galatians 3:26, "So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith..."
Romans 8:16, "The Holy Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children."
Romans 8:19, "...creation waits in eager expectation for the CHILDREN of God to be revealed."
Revelation 21:7, "Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children."
Jerusalem, the Mother!
Many of us already understand that there is an everlasting covenant between Abba/Father God and His children, but is there an everlasting covenant between Abba and anyone or anything else?
Psalm 132:13&14, "For the Lord hath chosen Zion (Jerusalem); he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest FOR EVER: here will I DWELL; for I have desired it."
2 Chronicles 33:4, "My Name will remain in JERUSALEM forever."
1 Chronicles 23:25, "...The God of Israel, has granted rest to his people and has come to dwell in JERUSALEM forever..."
Isaiah 62:1-7, "For ZION'S sake will I not hold my peace, and for JERUSALEM'SSAKE I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burnt. And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
"You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall YOUR LAND any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and YOUR LAND Beulah: for the LORD delights in you, and YOUR LAND SHALL BE MARRIED. For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall YOUR SONS MARRY YOU (Jerusalem): and as the bridegroom rejoices over THE BRIDE, so shall your God rejoice over you. I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O JERUSALEM, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make JERUSALEM a praise in the earth.
Jeremiah 33:16 ...And this is the name by which (the bride Jerusalem) will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.'
After all, that's also the Lord's name... (Jeremiah 23:6), "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."
Meanwhile, God prophesied comfort to the Bride, Jerusalem, saying...
Isaiah 49:18, Lift up your eyes, look around and see; All these gather together and come to you. As I live," says the Lord, "You shall surely clothe yourselves with them all as an ornament (wedding garments), And bind them on you as a bride does.
Interestingly, both the Lord and His covenant children are married to the land in everlasting Covenant; and in this prophecy, the children of God are referred to as the covering of JERUSALEM as a WEDDING GARMENT/ORNAMENT.
Remember, Yahshua our Savior went "...to PREPARE A PLACE for (us)." (John 14:2)
Revelation 21:2, ...John, saw the holy city, New JERUSALEM, coming down out of heaven from God, PREPARED as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:9, An angel of the Lord declared New JERUSALEM to BE "THE BRIDE, THE LAMB'S WIFE".
Revelation 19:7 ...the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
John meticulously described Yahshua our Savior's Bride as... (Revelations 21:12-21) (having) a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. Now the wall of the CITY had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the CITY, its gates, and its wall. The CITY is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the CITY with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits ( approx. 250 - 300 feet in height), according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel."
So, what will the heavenly Bride, New Jerusalem be clothed with?
Revelation 19:8 ...to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the RIGHTEOUS ACTS of the saints.
Who will be able to enter New Jerusalem?
Revelation 21:24 "...the nations of those who are saved shall WALK in its light..."
Invite to the Marriage DINNER!
(Revelation 19:9) ...Blessed...those who are called to the MARRIAGE SUPPER of the Lamb!'"
Matthew 22:1-14, And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN is LIKE unto a certain king, which made a MARRIAGE FOR HIS SON, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my DINNER: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways...
"Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were invited were not worthy. Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was FURNISHED WITH GUESTS. And when the king came in to see the GUESTS, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he said unto him, Friend, how is it you came here without having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen."
In regards to His wedding, how does Yahshua/Jesus describe His disciples? Matthew 9:15, As "...friends of the bridegroom..."
Have you accepted Abba/Father God's invitation to enter the eternal covenant of salvation? Are you ready to spend eternity with Him in the Kingdom He is also eternally covenanted to, New Jerusalem?
2 Peter 1:11, "...The everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Yahshua, Jesus the Messiah."
Revelation 21:3 & Ezekiel 37:27, And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will DWELL WITH THEM, and they shall be HIS PEOPLE, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Note: Scripture prophecy reveals the names Yahshua/Jesus would be called. Isaiah 9:6 prophetically declares, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Yes, prophecy reveals Yahshua/Jesus will be called "Everlasting Father". Meanwhile, there are PARABLES, not prophecies, in the New Covenant, which teach Father God's Sons and Children are to be chaste, pure, and faithfully waiting for Yahshua as a virgin or a bride would. Other parables refer to Abba's children as 'sheep'.
Prophecy in the news revealing the truth, prepared by editor@ConnectionMagazine.org to help explain the end times, last days revelation and prophecy in the news that is beginning to happen all across the United States of America and around the world. Those who accept Jesus/Yahshua as Lord and Savior, confessing and forsaking their sins, will be forgiven. Rom. 10, & 1 John 1