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JOHN’S WAYWARD WOMEN

John’s Wayward Women

     The following is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive examination of the prophetic types and shadows of the relationship between God and His people in Scripture, but just one of many. There are many more pictures and passages of this relationship and to attempt to list and discuss them all would take volumes. This is only a tidbit of what is in the Word.
It is not coincidence or happenstance that Yeshua has interaction with two wayward women in the Gospel of John – one in the territory of Ephraim and one in the territory of Judah. In John 4, with the woman at the well, we have Messiah beginning the process of fulfilling the prophecy that was spoken – “in the place where it was said you are not my people you shall be called the children of God” (Hosea 1:10, Rom 9:26) and four chapters later he is dealing with an adulterous woman in the very Temple area in Jerusalem, the seat of Judah, the other ‘wayward woman’.
The wayward woman He meets in John 4 at Jacob’s Well in Samaria, (the capital of the Northern Kingdom) is significant in many more ways than we can cover here. The Samaritan woman represents the prophecy of judgment and restoration concerning Ephraim in Hosea, the judgment being carried out in 2 Kings 17 and the restoration process beginning with the meeting at the well. Just as The Samaritan Woman had five husbands, so did the five nations of 2 Kings being brought into the northern kingdom had their Baals or lords/husbands.
Yeshua said the man she was with at that time was not her husband – she was not married. According to verse 25 of John 4 she knew Messiah was coming but did not know Him yet. In other words, she was not ‘truly married’, if you will, for her true Husband had not yet arrived, although she was looking for Him, Him/the Husband being Messiah. In verse 26 Messiah reveals Himself to her. Yeshua stayed with them in Samaria two days and departed on the third and many believed on Him, coinciding with the statement in Hosea 6:2 “After two days He will revive us and on the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.” Yeshua said in John 4:4 ‘He had to go through Samaria’, enabling Him to meet the Woman at Jacob’s Well and begin this prophetic fulfillment.
The other wayward woman – the one caught in adultery – was presumed married but was with another man. This is a picture of Judah, the treacherous sister of Jeremiah 3. Ephraim was divorced by her Husband, El Shaddai, as punishment for her adultery and the divorcement was to be an example to Judah, her sister, but to no avail. The woman in John 8 is brought to Yeshua and accused of the crime of adultery. HE bends down and writes in the dust. We must remember Yeshua embodies not only the Groom but also the High Priest. We have a very similar picture in Numbers 5 when the potentially guilty woman is presented to the Priest who proceeds to take dust from the floor of the temple (the same place where the woman is brought to Yeshua) and writes a curse. By this act she will either be declared guilty or innocent. Yeshua arises from His writing, her accusers are gone, and ‘neither does HE condemn her’ but admonishes her to ‘sin no more’. It is also interesting to note Yeshua is ‘presented to both Ephraim and Judah’ at the sixth hour (John 4:6, John 19:14).
It is no coincidence, John, being the most ‘hebraic’ of the gospel accounts, includes both these women. They are, in fact, prophetic pictures of the spiritually adulterous nature of both houses of Israel, spoken of in Jeremiah 3, the one of which was divorced and will be restored, and the other which was estranged but will be reinstated. And all this comes about by the ‘death of the Testator’ (Hebrews 9:16) ; and not just His death only, but His burial, resurrection and triumphant return in these the last days to reclaim his reunited, spotless Bride – the Whole House of Israel.                     11 “Therefore remember that you, formerly gentiles in the flesh . . . 12 at that time were without Messiah, being aliens from the citizenship of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now, in Messiah Yeshua, you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah.”         Ephesians 2                                     Coincidence ? . . . or Prophetic . . . Shalom -

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

A Brand-new ‘Must read’ . . .

The latest novel of our dear friend and author Daniel Holdings – ‘Between The Veil’ – is NOW SHIPPING! It is timely, it is entertaining and it could very well be prophetic! Get yours today!
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

For you prayerful consideration . . .

For those that don’t know, Jerry Golden and family live in Israel and are involved in ministry bringing Israelis back to their Home. He is very balanced and not give to hyperbole. Pray, read prayerfully, and allow the Spirit to lead. Shalom-

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Posted by on October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Sukkot . . . The Family Reunion

THE FAMILY REUNION

As a child growing up with me family in central Indiana, the one thing I looked forward to as much as anything else was the annual family reunion. Extended family would come from all the places they were scattered to one little spot in Kentucky . For that one weekend, ( some would stay longer) we would all come together and visit and play and tell and hear stories, and eat . . . and eat . . . and eat . . . there was so much food and it was all so good. Some of the family members were locals who would see one another on a regular basis, some everyday. Others we had not seen since the last Reunion and were from farther away – California, Florida, The Philippines – and for that one weekend we were all back together in one place . . . remembering . . . and making new memories. A time to remember ‘who you are and from where you have come’, my Dad would say.
The first thing we would do upon arrival would be to unpack the station wagon, take all the food into our Grandmother’s kitchen, unload the suitcases and get settled in for the visit. But once we had hurried the food into the kitchen, and before anything else was unloaded, we would run to see Mamaw. She didn’t get around very well, so she had her big chair in one spot in the living room, and we would make a bee-line to Mamaw’s chair to give and receive hugs and kisses. And then she would utter these words almost verbatim every year -“ come here and let Mamaw look at you . . . you look just like your daddy ( or mom) ; now you babies go on outside and play and we’ll call you in for supper.” As I sit here and write those words, memories rush back and I so miss those days.
But the time is soon coming for another ‘Reunion’; a reunion like no other; the Reunion of all Reunions. For the Bible says God will gather His people from all the places to which they have scattered, from the four corners of His creation. And He will bring them back to one little spot – their home – for a Reunion that never ends. This year, October 8-9 begins the Week of Tabernacles – a weeklong memorial celebration pointing towards that ultimate Family Reunion, a time when God’s family comes together to remember and make new memories . . . and look toward that final ingathering.
Zechariah 14 speaks of a challenging time to come when the Lord will return and set His feet on the Mount of Olives and begin the process of preparing His Land and the hometown of His people – all His people – for this Reunion of Reunions. The time of this return? The time of Feast of Tabernacles.
No, we are not saying ‘Jesus is coming back this year at this Tabernacles’. But we are saying when those dates and that week rolls around on your calendar, stop and remember. Remember, as a member of God’s family, remember who you are, from where you have come, looking forward to what is ahead. And may someone be able to look at us and say – ‘you look just like your Daddy’. ( Romans 8:15 – “ . . . for we have received the spirit of adoption by which we cry ‘Abba ( Daddy) , Father’. Shalom -

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Trumpets – The Conclusion

‘TRUMPETS’ – The Conclusion

A couple weeks back we began a quick glance at ‘Trumpets’ in Scripture and their implication and application in both daily life and in a prophetic sense – then, now and in times to come. We have established from Scripture how ‘Trumpets’ are used by the God of the Bible in a multitude of ways. He awakens the camp and calls them to attention. He sounds the alarm and the call to battle. The Trumpet announces the time of celebration as well as the time of judgment. Trumpets are seen and heard all through the Scriptures, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly.
Judaism has a tradition concerning ram’s horns. When God provided the Ram whose horns were caught in the thicket ( Gen. 22:13) and Abraham offered it on the altar, tradition says God took one Ram’s Horn and gave Abraham the other. In Exodus 19 and 20 the Scriptures speak of a ‘trumpet waxing louder and louder’. Joshua overcame the great city of Jericho with Trumpets and obedience to God’s instructions. In 2 Samuel, Trumpets marked a great celebration as well as a proposed coronation. In Nehemia, Trumpets sound the call to fight for another. Trumpets are instruments of praise and mark the ascending of GOD, according to the Psalms. Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel and Amos all make mention of sounding Trumpets to awaken and warn the people.
The Apostle Paul speaks of the return of Messiah at ‘the last Trumpet’ (1 Cor. 15:52). Revelation speaks of seven trumpets. Psalms 81 speaks of blowing the trumpet on the ‘new moon’, or the first of each biblical month. If a trumpet is blown at the first of each month, starting with the month of Passover in the spring, and continuing each month until the month of Tabernacles, there will have been seven trumpets sounded. The Feast of Tabernacles is in the seventh biblical month, following Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and, according to Zechariah, marks the season of the return of Messiah. That places the return of Messiah at the time of the last of the seven trumpets – the last trumpet. Isn’t it neat how the Old and the New fit together like a hand and a glove . . . almost like it was made that way . . .  Shalom

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Sukkot in KY 2014

” All creation declares His Glory . . .”

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Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Sukkot in KY 2014

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Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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