here is part two of this message:
Most people think that the only piece they carried with the golden staves was that Ark of the Covenant. But this is not true. In Numbers it tells how they divided this work up among the different tribes. As they prepared to move, the first group would go close up and carry the Tabernacle. A different group would close up and carry that table. Each category or section had to closed up, packed a certain way, and carried by someone on their shoulders. It was a tremendous job! Take the time to study Exodus and Numbers. You will see we have not been taught much truth about this at all. It is quite interesting to say the least. They all had a job to do in order for this tremendous set-up to operate properly. This is the exact pattern of the many-membered Kingdom of God. The church should be operating this same way. But it is far from it. The church is run dictator style. One man rules and runs things. It is not of God. This desire to rule over others is of Satan. See, under this method of doing things, the people could never be ONE. This is the very reason people should come to understand this true meaning of God being one. It means that although they are many, innumerable members, they are all in perfect harmony and love and not one of them rules over the others. This is the oneness Jesus prayed for us to come into. But not one church on earth could truly claim to be one in this manner. It is so divided nothing of God could be in it.
Ex 26:33 And thou shalt hang up the veil under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
Ex 26:34 And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
This ark with the mercy seat upon it was placed into the most holy place, showing the grace of Jesus being the most holy place. This is proof here also that the church is not represented by this mercy seat. The church is not in grace. The church is represented by the candlestick. This candlestick, or the seven churches, are NOT in the most holy place. They are outside in the holy place, law. Only those in Grace are in the most holy place. If you partake of law at all, even one place, you are on the outside.
Ex 26:35 And thou shalt set the table without the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.
I have been seeking to true meaning of the symbols North, South, East and West for many years. Yesterday God placed into my mind that the North represents the LAW. The South represents the Church, gone back to law = those seven in Revelation.
Today as I studied this, I saw right here the proof of this. Notice that table represented the law. So it was placed outside the veil on the ‘north’ side. That candlestick represents the seven churches. We know they all went right back to the bondage of law. They are represented in Scripture as the South. Notice, they placed the candlestick toward the south. This ‘table’ of law is that table in Daniel at which the kings of the North and South sat and spoke lies. Both law groups, the nation of Jews, and the backslidden church, speak lies against God.
So here, we have that OT Law group and the NT law group both represented here in this tabernacle. God is taking in everyone who ever lived, in this tabernacle, which is a perfect pattern of the kingdom of God. Remember that part of that kingdom, Adam and his angels, all fell away from God and turned evil. But the wicked ones were in the kingdom of God, just as the wicked ones are in the church and the world.
They are only separated at the end of the world.
Rev. 12:9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
See, this proves the red dragon, Satan, Adam, was cast out of heaven into the earth. At this time salvation came to God’s people. This was at Pentecost. See then that law, Adam, was the accuser of the brethren. He set that law before God and accused all who broke it. He tried to provoke God into killing all who broke the law. Only those under the blood covenant of Jesus, grace, were exempt from this death sentence of disobeying that law.
East and West represent the Grace movement of God. They are those two witnesses. See, they are separated by the in-between space. They are separated by those seven churches in time. I have many proofs of this, but will not bring it into this message. Just dropping it in here for those who might care to know.
Ex 26:36 And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework. Ex 26:37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
Chapter 27 deals with the making of the altar. It was made with brass and had staves with which to carry it. All these things had to be carried as they moved from one camp to another. It was A LOT OF STUFF.
Then they made a large court, all of the same lavish blue, scarlet, fine linen and gold. This court represents the Gentiles and where the women stood. They were never permitted to go into that tabernacle. Remember, this is LAW. They had to make a large sea where the priests had to wash their hands and feet before ministering. If they failed to wash, they would be killed. Chapter 28 deals with the lavish clothes they made for the priests to wear. It was a tremendous amount of work and riches. I will not go into any of that here. But you truly need to study this stuff. They had 12 stones on the breastplate with the names of the tribes of Israel engraved on the stones. Those women had laboured very long and hard, weaving all that cloth, goats hair and making those curtains and priestly garments. Yet they were never permitted to go into that tabernacle. They had to watch through glass. Such a shame! That was LAW.
Compare all these riches with the simple way Jesus lived. Did he dress in such lavish, rich clothes? Of course not. Did the Apostles? Of course not. If this were the true way of God, then Jesus would have done so. Jesus came here to show us the true way of God. So why did he go poor? Why did he dress as the poor people? Why did he not have a place to lay his head? Why did he not set up a priestly office to work from? Why did he never kill an animal and offer its blood to God? Why did he not tell his disciples to do so and teach it to us?
Why did he not stone that woman to death, IF law is the way of God? Law demands to stone them to death. So why did Jesus go another way? Was he showing us the true way of God or not? Why did he reject the laws of Moses which says do not even go out of your door on the Sabbath? Since he was the high priest of God, why did he not wear these rich, diamond-clad, blue, purple and scarlet robes? Was He showing us the Way of God or not? Why did he heal on their Sabbath day?
Moses said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But Jesus said forgive every trespass against you. Which way is true to God?
Read chapter 29. It tells how Moses dressed and sanctified Aaron and his sons. He placed the blood of a ram upon their ears and fed them the meat and bread. I ask, if this is God’s way, why did Jesus, as a priest, not perform this before he ministered? Why did he go right the opposite way? Was he showing us the true way of God or not? Were the OT Priests ever baptized? I find no record of such in the Word. Why did Jesus do this? Why John? Were they of God or not? Did Jesus or John ever burn the incense to God? I find no record of this. Did the Apostles perform this? No! It is NOT God’s true Way.
Ex 30:19 For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: Ex 30:20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD: Ex 30:21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.
Now this says that unless the priests wash their hands and feet before ministering, they will die. LAW! [You want that?] I surely do not. Now if this is God’s true way, and Jesus was a priest, why did he not perform this ritual? Why was he not killed for not washing before ministering? Any one know? If this was to be a statute for ever to them and their generations, and you think this still means even now, then why didn’t Jesus do this? Was he of their generation? Sure does not seem so to me. [They were of the generation of Adam: Jesus is of the generation of Jesus Christ; two different generations.]
If this is the true way of God, then how can we say Jesus never disobeyed? Did Jesus do all these rituals? If you think so, please show it to me in the word. I have never read it. If you think those Jews all had the true way of God, and even so much so, that many people are trying to follow that stuff right today, then please show me where it is in the Word of God that Jesus did any of it? I have never found it in the Word.
Do any of you think that Jesus ever killed a lamb and offered its blood to God? I think not. Then if this is the way of God, why did Jesus not do it? You might say, well he never sinned so he did not need an animal sacrifice. But wait. There were other types of offerings too. They had the wave offerings. They had the peace offerings. Why did Jesus not perform these? Did He show us the true way of God or not? This is serious business. You had better come to see the truth. If you go back to law, you fall from grace. You will lose your salvation. Did Jesus tell us to keep that law? Where? Did the apostles tell us to keep that law? Where? Acts 15 says they gave no such commandment. Who do you believe? Them or the deceived people of today?
Verses 23-33 told of an expensive ointment they made to anoint all the vessels, the table, and the priest before they minister. They were forbidden to make any like it for themselves. If they placed it on any one or a stranger, they would be killed! Law! Why did Jesus not use this ointment to minister, if it is God’s way? In verses 34-38 it tells of an expensive perfume Moses made to put it before the testimony of the tabernacle. Ex 30:38 Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.
Wow! And people want the Old Laws and old ways of those Jews? If anyone make a perfume like this one or even smelled it, they would be cut off! I assume cut off means killed. Can you imagine this? Killed for just smelling this perfume? And this is God’s way? Then why did not Jesus tell us such things? Did He not teach us how to serve God? Is he allowing us to be placed in danger of being killed by not teaching us not to make such perfume or smell it? You law lovers had better read this and WAKE UP! You want those Ten Commandments? They are the power of this law system. They are the accusers of the brethern before God. They will cause you to be killed over very small stuff! Pick up a stick on that Sabbath, and this is capital punishment stuff!
Now we know that The Word says that Jesus kept the law of God. He never sinned. He is the true High Priest of God. Yet we do not find one place in all the Word where Jesus ever at any time performed any of this ritual stuff! Never did he put on that priestly robe, have the ram’s blood placed on his right ear, thumb, and toe. Why? He never washed his hands and feet before he ministered in the temple. He never honoured their Sabbath. He refused to kill sinners. He never killed an animal or offered any heave offering or any other kind of offering of bread and animal blood. Did Jesus obey God’s law or not? You must find an answer to this. If this were the true way of God and His true law, then Jesus would have done it all just as Moses and Aaron did.
I say this message solidly proves, beyond a doubt, that the kingdom of God is truly made up many members, each of equal power and authority. They are ALL ONE.
By: Jo Smith