What is the plan of God – the instructions to the children of God, His children of light (understanding)?
The answer is the Jubilee, the forgiveness of all sin debt (and we will be forgiven as we forgive.)
9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft upon it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from God:
8 But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have shewed toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
When Hebrews 6 begins by speaking of our going on into perfection, and then ends by saying this is our following the forerunner, Jesus, who is MADE a high priest after the order of Melchisedec, it is describing Jehovah’s Salvation risen to lead us into perfection by this Jubilee. As we have seen, Hebrews 6:14 describes this time by quoting Genesis 22:17, which tell of this blessing coming because Abraham obeyed the voice of the LORD. We are now able to read these verse again and understand their deeper meaning ((Thank You Father!!))
17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.
The above is describing what we have read in Job 38:7; the LORD there before speaking of when He laid the foundation of the earth and the cornerstone thereof. We know these descriptions from verse 6 are of Christ: God in man bringing His plan to fruition; verse 7 then telling of when it exponentially explodes into a flash of understanding. It is when all the stars of heaven rise to light, “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.”
The LORD further describing them in Genesis 22:17, says they will be “as the sands which is upon the sea shore.” He is referring us to Jonah 2: 7 thru 10 and our now understanding this is when we will see (re-cognize) Him again. “7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto you, into your holy temple. 8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. 9 But I will sacrifice unto you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. 10 And the LORD spoke unto the fish [the confusion], and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land [and he was “as the sand which is upon the sea shore”].
The LORD continues by telling us this is when we will possess the gates of the enemies (the gates [belly] of hell), closed as a prison, as if in the whale’s belly and holding us in down (katecho) in the darkness of their ignorance and confusion.
1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice.
3 For you had cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me.
4 Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.
5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet have you brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was [hayah – became] without form [tohuw – confusion], and void [bohuw – emptiness]; and darkness [confusion] was upon the face of the deep [confusion covered the surface so the deep understanding wasn’t seen]. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters [moved on His word so what was below the surface could be seen].
3 And God said, Let there be light [understanding]: and there was light [understanding].
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day [called this understanding the first day], and the darkness [confusion] he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament [a great expansion – exposition] in the midst of the waters [the words of the earth], and let it divide the waters [words of truth] from the waters [words of error and intentional lies].
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament [the words of the world – the error and lies] from the waters which were above the firmament [the words of truth]: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven [where the words are divided by God’s judgment]. And the evening and the morning were the second day [the second understanding].
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear [where the word of God’s truth isn’t heard]: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas [where all the rivers [waters below] of the earth flow – into the people]: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth [the places where the word of God isn’t heard] bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself [all the nation in whom God has not put life by His word – as He did with Adam], upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day [this is the third understanding].
The first blessing is our release from the prison, the second blessing is upon all the nations of the world – those who don’t know God but by our understanding and His Spirit in us are taught by Him and will know Him.
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more [the Jubilee].
Genesis 1 next describes the plan to enlighten (bless) the nation by the two great lights in the heavens. “14 And God said, Let there be lights [understanding] in the firmament [among those who are advising/leading] of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light [understanding] upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light [understanding] to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night [to rule over those who are without understanding]: he made the stars also [in the context of their mention here above]. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 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.”
We know these lights are the sun, which represents the church government, and the moon, which represents civil government; both meant to shine and reflect God’s understanding on earth through right and just rule. The sun is meant to rule those who have understanding, been taught God’s way of peace and civility and thereby govern themselves in/by this light. The moon is there to deal with those (foreign and domestic) who don’t have an understanding and therefore don’t self-govern. These children of darkness are the disrupters of the peace and disturbers of civilization, and are therefore in need of correction, and if incorrigible, must be separated from the law-abiding.
Now, in this evil time, there is a total abandoning of these ideas and principles, and thereby all peace and civilization are in an accelerated state of degrading [the bottomless pit]. These better ideas must be restored, and the quickening to life and understanding is the way, which must necessarily include a separation from those who under them refuse to live.
These are the ideas illuminated in Isaiah 61.
1 The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves.
7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD has blessed.
10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the LORD God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Friends, the LORD has sent me to preach these ideas of eternal value. My life and mission are in the order of Melchisedec, following the LORD who is the forerunner, the Prince of peace, and the King of righteousness, the light in the sun and the moon.
The first blessing Abraham receives is from Melchizedek, Christ in Him blessing so all the world would be blessed.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine [this same communion feast we have taken part in – giving the knowledge of God]: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom [those causing the fires], I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take any thing that is your, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich:
1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually.
4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
5 And truly 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:
6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
Hebrews 7 continues with describing that there must be another to rise in this order, by Christ who lives forever in him. It says this is by the oath, that makes the son, who is consecrated forever. The word “consecrated” is from the Greek word teleioo, a form of the word telos, which means to reach the goal, the target at which we aim. It is describing the completion (perfection) of us is to be called the sons (children) of God, His priests, kings of His peace, kings of His righteousness, in the order of Melchisedec.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion.
15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there arises another priest,
16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
17 For he testifies, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
18 For there is truly a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw near unto God.
20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:
21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The LORD swore and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:
24 But this man, because he continues ever, has an unchangeable priesthood.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.
26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
27 Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
28 For the law makes men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, makes the Son, who is consecrated [teleioo] for evermore.
We know from Hebrews 5 that the oaths spoken of are first from Psalms 2:7 telling of the LORD declaring His son, and then Psalms 110:4 declaring Him a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
4 And no man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, You are my Son, to day have I begotten you [Psalms 2:7].
6 As he says also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec [Psalms 110:4].
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the Author of eternal Salvation unto all them that obey him;
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
Friends, the LORD started our day today in a book titled The Dead Sea Scrolls In English (Revised and Extended Fourth Edition), by Geza Vermes. It is a book I bought and read years ago, and have only looked at occasionally since. One of my sons was curious and took it off the shelf, and happened to leave in on my work table.
One of the many Scrolls therein is titled The Heavenly Prince Melchizedek. It is a prophesy written by an unknown author, inspired (breathed) by God, and kept for two thousand years unseen in a cave in Qumran, until it was unearthed 70 years ago.
Here is the full book cut and pasted as it appears at gnosis.org.
The Coming of Melchizedek
(…) And concerning what Scripture says, “In this year of Jubilee you shall return, everyone of you, to your property” (Lev. 25;13) And what is also written; “And this is the manner of the remission; every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the community, because God’s remission has been proclaimed” (Deut.15;2) the interpretation is that it applies to the Last Days and concerns the captives, just as Isaiah said: “To proclaim the Jubilee to the captives” (Isa. 61;1) (…) just as (…) and from the inheritance of Melchizedek, for (… Melchizedek) , who will return them to what is rightfully theirs. He will proclaim to them the Jubilee, thereby releasing them from the debt of all their sins. He shall proclaim this decree in the first week of the jubilee period that follows nine jubilee periods.
Then the “Day of Atonement” shall follow after the tenth jubilee period, when he shall atone for all the Sons of Light, and the people who are predestined to Melchizedek. (…) upon them (…) For this is the time decreed for the “Year of Melchizedek`s favor”, and by his might he will judge God’s holy ones and so establish a righteous kingdom, as it is written about him in the Songs of David; “A godlike being has taken his place in the council of God; in the midst of divine beings he holds judgment”
(Ps. 82;1). Scripture also says about him ; “Over it take your seat in the highest heaven; A divine being will judge the peoples” (Ps. 7;7-8) Concerning what scripture says; “How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality with the wicked? Selah” (Ps. 82;2), the interpretation applies to Belial and the spirits predestined to him, because all of them have rebelled, turning from God’s precepts and so becoming utterly wicked. Therefore Melchizedek will thoroughly prosecute the vengeance required by God’s statutes. Also, he will deliver all the captives from the power of Belial, and from the power of all the spirits destined to him. Allied with him will be all the “righteous divine beings”(Isa. 61;3).
(The …) is that whi(ch …all) the divine beings. The visitation is the Day of Salvation that He has decreed through Isaiah the prophet concerning all the captives, inasmuch as Scripture says, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion “Your divine being reigns”.” (Isa. 52;7) This scriptures interpretation: “the mountains” are the prophets, they who were sent to proclaim God’s truth and to prophesy to all Israel. “The messengers” is the Anointed of the spirit, of whom Daniel spoke; “After the sixty-two weeks, an Anointed shall be cut off” (Dan. 9;26) The “messenger who brings good news, who announces Salvation” is the one of whom it is written; “to proclaim the year of the LORD`s favor, the day of the vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn” (Isa. 61;2)
This scripture’s interpretation: he is to instruct them about all the periods of history for eternity (… and in the statutes) of the truth. (…) (…. dominion) that passes from Belial and returns to the Sons of Light (….) (…) by the judgment of God, just as it is written concerning him; “who says to Zion “Your divine being reigns” (Isa. 52;7) “Zion” is the congregation of all the sons of righteousness, who uphold the covenant and turn from walking in the way of the people. “Your divine being” is Melchizedek, who will deliver them from the power of Belial. Concerning what scripture says, “Then you shall have the trumpet sounded loud; in the seventh month . . . ” (Lev. 25;9)
Friends, this is our time to rise and shine. We have a baptism to be baptized with; and how are we straitened till it be accomplished!
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
1 The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the midst of your enemies.
3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: you have the dew of your youth.
4 The LORD has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The LORD at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.