The ‘Beatitudes’ address those who are: “poor, in spirit; they that mourn; the meek; those who hunger and thirst for righteousness; the merciful; pure in heart; the peacemakers; persecuted for righteousness’ sake.” Y’hoshua said to those people, “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so did they persecute the prophets who were before you… You are the Light of the world, a city set on a mountain… to give light to all that are in the house… Let your Light shine before the people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. That’s in Matthew chapter 5. It sounds like he’s talking to the children of God who are the “Lights of the world.” In fact in Romans 8:19 Paul says, “For the earnest expectation of the whole creation waits for the manifestation of the children of God!” Now that’s amazing! Where can these people be? Who is expecting them?
The Seed of Abraham
In Genesis chapter 22:16-17 God is speaking to our father, Abraham, and rewards him for his faithfulness and righteousness with a great promise: “…I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven…” Backing up to the very first chapter of Genesis, verse 14-18: “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs… And let them be for lights in the Firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also. And God set them in the Firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.”
Then in Matthew chapter 6, Y’hoshua instructs us to pray thus: “Our Father which is in heaven, hallowed is your Name, Your kingdom come, Your Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…”
This is a prayer that is often repeated but not often contemplated. What are we asking for?
Again, in Matthew 17 it states that Y’hoshua took Peter, James and John “up into a high mountain apart. And was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” Clearly this would identify him with that “greater Light to rule the Day” spoken of in the first chapter of Genesis. What then would be the next question?
He says in John 9:4, “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” He says earlier in John 5:30, “…I seek not my own will, but the Will of the Father, which has sent me.”
Now Matthew 24 pertains to the ‘Signs of the End.” (30-31) He says at that time, those who have eyes to see, shall see the Son of Adam coming in the clouds of heaven… And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect…” (13:43) “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
In the War Rule of the Dead Sea Scrolls it refers to these as “the King of Glory” coming with the clouds as being the “angelic host” who are as a shower of rain shedding righteousness upon the earth.
And finally in the Book of Enoch 41:6 it says that the “course of the Moon’s path to the righteous is Light, but to sinners it is darkness.” Again, in Genesis 1:18 those lights have been created and ordained to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was Good!”
These are some heavy things that need to be deeply contemplated to get the full value of the meaning herein. If you have “eyes to see and ears to hear” what’s being said here, then you are in the right place. The trumpet is sounding as a warning that the time has come. Check back often for continuing information on how to learn of God and escape the tribulations that the world is suffering at this time, for these are just “the beginning of sorrows!”
On Earth as it is in Heaven