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The Journey Of The Faithful On The Paths Of Righteousness
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Whenever ministers have told the story of Abraham it is always a tale of "yes he was", "but he was not" and "if only he had not ...". They can never seem to tell the story without telling about his failure with Hagar.
But when God made a record of the faithful in Hebrews 11, Hagar is not found. God's memorial of Abraham's life did not include Hagar. The official record was of his triumphs and perfection. God understood what it took to live 25 years of ridicule, self doubt, hopelessness, hardships and promises that appeared to be like vapor.
Abraham was the prototype of the many journeys of those who are numbered among the righteous because they endured.

Type Patterns and Types. The life of the patriarchs was a pattern of the life of the Messiah.
From His experience the Messiah would learn what it means to trust God and how this trust can be undermined. He learned to set His face like a flint, neither turning to the right or the left no matter how the howling winds tossed Him about. He must hold fast to the promises as He first received them and wait for God as His faithful forefathers did.
Seek The Old Paths. I remember your ordinances from of old, O Lord, and comfort myself. I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
Of old I have known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever.
(Psalm 119: 52, 75, 152)

The Journey Of The Twelve Tribes
The order of their experiences followed the order of suffering of Christ's final week. The faithful must live the life of Christ.
In His Footsteps. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in his mouth. while He was being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously. and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds we are healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your soul. (1 Peter 2: 21-25)

The Journey Of Abraham (Father Of A Multitude) [2147 BC]
Covenant Covenant Confirmed.
The Land That You See. The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; for all the land which you see I will give it to you and to you forever.
Descendants Like Dust. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth then your descendants can also be numbered.
The Land Where You Walk. Arise, walk about the land through the length and breadth, for I will give it to you."
(Genesis 13: 14-17)
Descendants Like Stars. Then behold, the word of the Lord came to him saying, "This man shall not be your heir, but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir." And He took him outside and said, "Now look towards the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be". (Genesis 15: 4-5)
Money Wealth.
So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him. Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold. (Genesis 13: 2)

The Forbidden Fruit Of The Womb
In several important cases the covenant was compromised because the beloved woman brought a forbidden fruit to the man. We will show that the Covenant is not through Ishmael because he is a type of the forbidden fruit.

Symbol Forbidden Fruit. Jesus came as the ultimate forbidden fruit. He was a child of God and a human - a forbidden union. Throughout His life He was accused of being a bastard and a niddah - a child who should never have been born.
This is typical of the behavior of God in conquering sin. Somehow He becomes the sinful thing without committing sin. In that temporary form He defeats the strongholds of sin. He became a serpent, a goat, a slave, sin, death and a man with two wives without actually being guilty of adultery. Now He has become a human child "born in sin".

Symbol Genesis 22: The Journey To Mount Moriah [2110 BC]
The story of Abraham and his son was the best opportunity for God to demonstrate the heart wrenching decisions He would have to make with His Son. This single story follows all the elements of the journey in order and shows that this journey is a test from God at a cruical stage of our relationship with Him.
Money Wealth. Besides the fact that he was wealthy, Isaac was his greatest asset.
Covenant Covenant Established. God had given them the Promised son, Isaac.

Meat The Covenant Offering. When the covenant was made with Abraham, God passed between the pieces of the divided offering.
So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon." Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds. The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
Christ Messianic Dream. Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror and great darkness fell upon him. It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces. On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:
(Genesis 15: 9-12, 17-18)
The vow also symbolized that "may I be torn in pieces like this offering if I do not keep my promises". The priests carrying the cut up pieces in both hands represents this splitting in two on the right and left.

The Journey Of Isaac (Laughter) [2122 BC]
Isaac followed in the footsteps of his father, even making some of the same mistakes in the same places.
Now there was famine in the land, besides the previous famine that occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. (Genesis 26: 1)
Covenant Covenant Confirmed.
Land and Children. Soujourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham. I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and I will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 26: 3-4)
Lie He lied and said that Rebekah was his sister so that he would not die because of her (Genesis 26: 7, 9).
Money Wealth. He became rich among the Philistines.
Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him, and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so the Philistines envied him. (Genesis 26: 12-14)

The Journey Of Jacob (The Supplanter) [2062 BC]
Covenant Covenant Confirmed. In a dream, God confirmed the covenant with him at Bethel (Genesis 28: 12-15).
The Land Where You Lie. And behold the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.
The People Like Dust. Your descendants shall also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
(Genesis 28: 13-15)
Money Wealth. The wealth Jacob had was the blessings and the birthright. He had taken away the birthright and Inheritance from Esau just as Jesus would take back the birthright and inheritance from Satan which had been carelessly given away by Adam for food.
Covenant Covenant Confirmed. Jacob blessed him again before he left and God confirmed it in a dream (Genesis 28: 1, 14).
Lie A Lie. Laban and Leah lied to Jacob. She disguised herself and pretended to be Rachel so that Jacob would marry her. This is the same type of deceitful action that Jacob did which caused him to flee to Laban. Both liars concealed themselves to get what they wanted.

The Journey Of Israel (The Prince Of God) [1980 BC]
Covenant Covenant Confirmed. Then the Lord said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives and I will be with you". (Genesis 31: 3)
Money Wealth. After working for twenty years for Laban he was rich in material goods through a miracle of God.
So the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks and female and male servants and camels and donkeys. (Genesis 30: 43)
Thus God has taken away your father's livestock and given them to me. (Genesis 31: 9)
Lie A Lie. Jacob deceived Laban so that he could secretly escape.

The Spotted And Striped Goat On The Cross (The Model Of Perfection)
then I will punish their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with stripes. (Psalm 89: 32)
The Spotted and Striped Goat
Spotted and Striped Goat
Mated to the Cross

The Serpent Who was lifted up on the cross that healed their diseases and restore their health is the same image as the goat with the spots and striped who would restore their wealth. The process by which God paid Jacob is the same process by which He will give the wealth of the earth to Christ. God took what Satan had stolen from Adam by having the people look at the spotted and striped Man nailed to the cross.
Exposed White Strips. Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white strips in them, exposing the whites which were in the rods.
Peeled Rods. He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the gutters, even in the watering troughs, where the flocks came to drink; and they mated [conceived] when they came to drink.
Mating By the Rods. So the flocks mated by the rods, and the flocks brought forth striped, speckled and spotted.
Striped and Spotted Male Goats. Moreover, whenever the stronger [bound ones] of the flock were mating, Jacob would place the rods in the sight of the flock in the gutters, so that they might mate by the rods.
(Genesis 30: 37-39, 41)
Christ Messianic Dream ("Striped and Spotted Male Goats"). And it came about at the time when the flock were mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were mating [leaping upon the flock] were striped, speckled and mottled. (Genesis 31: 10)
In almost every instance when a patriarch or prophet "lifts up his eyes" it is a Messianic symbol of looking up at Christ on the cross as He repairs our genes.

Now we can see certain laws in a new light. They were God's way of making sure that we could be saved.

Genesis 37-49: The Journey Of Joseph (Increase) [1950 BC]
The experience of Joseph is unique among his brothers and explains why he is the only one among the twelve who is a type of Christ. While all the brothers had a couple of experiences that mimicked the life of Christ, Joseph experienced all twelve signs. And, like Christ, he experienced the worst cycle several times, each time getting into a worst predicament.
Covenant Covenant Confirmed. God confirmed the covenant with Joseph through a series of dreams which indicated that Joseph would be a king. He would be a king like the Messiah.
King of Earth. ... my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf. (Genesis 37: 7)
King of Heaven. ... behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me. (Genesis 37: 9)
... and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow down before you on the ground?" (Genesis 37: 10)
Israel's response was prophetic. By this time Joseph's mother was already dead. So either he was referring to a time when Rachel would be resurrected or it was also a prophecy about the nation of Israel at the time of the Messiah when only eleven disciples, the church and the Father would honor Him.
Money Wealth. Joseph was sold into slavery at seventeen, so he did not have time to accumulate wealth. However, before each of his trials began, He developed a good reputation and was loved by his masters. First his father expressed his great love by giving him a coat of many colors. Then Potiphar made him master over everything in his house. Finally, he became the trusted leader in the jail.
Beloved Son. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a robe of many colors. (Genesis 38: 3)
Successful in Slavery. The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. (Genesis 39: 2-5)
Successful in Prison. The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph's charge because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did the Lord made to prosper. (Genesis 39: 23)
Joseph would suffer like the Messiah who was the beloved son sent by the Father to see how his brothers (the priests) were tending the flock of Israel. He would be successful as a slave on earth, doing everything that pleased His Father. He would also be successful in the prison house called death because He would earn the keys to death and hell and free its prisoners (Revelation 1: 18).

Christ Messianic Dreams
The story of Joseph included many dreams which were Messianic. Joseph is the favorite son of the beloved wife who was sold into slavery to the Gentiles after his brothers plotted to kill him. While he was in prison unjustly, he interpreted two dreams that seem to be Messianic prophecies.

Other Messianic Actions And Prophecies Of Joseph
Both his dreams and his life experience were Messianic prophecies.

The Journey Of Moses (Taken Out) [1580-1500 BC]
Money Wealth. After 400 years of slavery, the people had no assets except God and their covenant with Him.
Covenant Covenant Established. Their cries caused God to remember the covenant, so He raised up a deliverer named Moses because he would take the people out of Egypt.
Moses lived this pattern several times before the entire nation experienced it. First as a baby, then after he fled from Pharaoh and finally as he led Israel in the exodus.

Exodus: The Journey Of Moses And Israel [1500-1460 BC]
Moses establishes the pattern by writing the Torah, not only in the order of their experiences, but by choosing specific incidences in their lives to tell the story. He wrote according to the pattern. This pattern was shown to him from heaven. He built the pattern in the sanctuary and in the story and spoke of the pattern in the end when he blessed the sons of Israel. With the exodus the design and pattern was complete. The exodus provided a directionality for the way the path must be walked. We start east then go south then north and finally west.
Money Wealth. The people went out of Egypt with the wealth of the nation. God paid them back for 430 years of slavery.
Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold and clothing; and the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. (Exodus 12: 35-36)
Covenant Covenant Confirmed ("Before the Exodus"). Moses spoke to the slaves.
Salvation. Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel I am the Lord your God, I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
My People. Then I will take you for My people, and I will be your God, and you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the burden of the Egyptians.
Promised Land. I will bring you to the Land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and I will give it to you for a possession. I am the Lord.
(Exodus 6: 6-8)
Moses on Mount Sinai ("During the Exodus"). Moses spoke to a free nation about thirty days later.
Kingdom of Priests. Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine. and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel. (Exodus 19: 5-6)
Lie A Lie. His mother told a lie to save his life and told another lie so that she could be his baby sitter.
Bush Deliverer. Moses lived through this pattern one more time. He played the role of the son who would be put to death, while Israel played the role of the daughter who would live but still be saddled with the minds of slaves.
Like Christ, they would begin the journey as miracle workers who were constantly berated by the people. Both would end up dead because of the sins of the people, but God would resurrect them to the Promised Land in heaven.

The Journey Of Israel To The End Of Time

The Journey Of Samuel [1100 BC]
Money Wealth. Hannah was greatly loved by her husband and he gave her a double portion.
Covenant Covenant Established. More than any other patriarch, Samuel is a type of Christ, the beloved High Priest and judge who was dedicated to God before his birth and went to serve in the temple as a baby. This story is different because it takes the behavior of several people to create the pattern and the Messianic figure is always the conquering Messiah, it is Israel that is the suffering servant.

Finally, we will look at two kings who were important during the life of Samuel. The people rejected God and wanted a king like the other nations.

The Journey Of Elijah [880-851 BC]
Money Wealth. The people turned aside from their wealth, ignoring the worship of YHWH.
Covenant Covenant Established. The people had broken the covenant.
Here is a story that seems to follow the same pattern, but it is the forces of evil that are destroyed.

The Journey Of John The Baptist [4 BC - 29 AD?]
Money Wealth. The wealth of the nation was the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah, Jesus (Yeshua).
Covenant Covenant Established. Jesus ratified the covenant with His blood and John was priviledged to introduce Him.

The Journey Of David [1056 BC]
Money Wealth. David had no wealth. What he had was faith and courage.
Covenant Covenant Established. Samuel anointed David as the next king of Israel, wrenching the kingdom from the tribe of Benjamin and giving it to the tribe of Judah.

The Journey Of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshech And Abednago [597-539 BC]
Money Wealth. As members of the ruling class, these men actually lost their wealth and status when they became captives of Babylon. However, because of their status they were treated better than the rest of the exiles. God also gave them wealth by giving them the gift of knowledge and prophecy.
Covenant Covenant Established. Israel was exiled because they broke the covenant. Now the terms of the curse are being fulfilled.

The Journey Of Esther And Mordecai [486-465BC]
Money Wealth. At this point in history, the wealth of the Jews was a beautiful woman who became Queen of Persia.
Covenant Covenant Established. The marriage contract would be an important asset.

The Journey Of Satan (The Adversary) [4000 BC]
Money Wealth. Lucifer was created with every precious stone covering his body but he became a greedy businessman.
By your wisdom and understanding you have acquired riches for yourself and have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries. By your great wisdom, by your trade you have increased your riches and your heart is lifted up because of your riches. (Ezekiel 28: 4-5)
Covenant Covenant Confirmed. God predicted that Satan would die at the hand of strangers.
Ruthless People. Therefore, I will bring strangers upon you, the most ruthless of the nations. And they will draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom and defile your splendor. You will die the death of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers, For I have spoken! declares the Lord God! (Ezekiel 28: 10)
» The Secret Weapon. Who could have been strangers to Satan or to anyone in the perfect universe? It had to be a future new creation. So at this point earth had not been created. This is a clue that we were created or chosen to defeat Satan. Although the angels and the animal kingdom sinned first, God chose us as the form in which He would destroy Satan. God Himself would become a Son of man and kill him.
God created the perfect weapon against Satan - faithful humans!
We would demonstrate faith in the presence of extreme and persistent adversity while Satan was rebellious in prosperity and prestige. Faith and trust and submission is the weapon that will undermine the renegade kingdom of Satan.
The Plan of Salvation and the terms of the covenant were even encoded in the design of the planet and in the DNA of its creatures. The entire system was also designed to take care of us while God had to hide His power and sever direct contact with us.

» Magog. The reference to the words "most ruthless nation" might indicate that at the end the nation of wicked people who are surrounding the New Jerusalem with Satan will pounce on him and severely injure him before he is destroyed. His kingdom ends with insurrection, a victim of his own tactics, just as he tried to usurp the kingdom of God.
Lie A Lie. From the pattern we know that a great lie must have been told around this time. Satan is known as the father of murderers and liars. Satan did not lie because he was afraid, he lied because he was a greedy thief. From the evidence we conclude that he spread lies about God and he was believed because he was popular and he stood next to the throne of God.

The Covered One. According to Ezekiel 28: 13, Lucifer was covered in nine precious stones. They included eight of the stones on the breastplate of the high priest and lapis lazuli, the stone out of which the ten commandments were carved. He was missing the stones of the serpent judge (Dan), death (Asher), Gad (raider, war) and Issachar (wages). The four missing stones seem to prophecy his future. He will be judged as a serpent and placed in prison by the raider then put to death to pay the wages for his sins.

Life Is Unfair!
Breastplate In Birth Order
♥ Emerald
♥ Topaz
♥ Ruby
♥ Diamond
♥ Turquoise
♥ Jasper
♥ Beryl
The Jews read from right to left
♥ Lucifer was covered with these stones and lapis lazuli (the ten commandments stone) (Ezekiel 28: 13)
Now the world is in the same predicament as the Jews. God knew that He had to die for sins so He chose His friends, the children of Abraham to kill Him. God chose this planet to be the battleground for good and evil before we were born. Was this fair to us or the Jews?
They were punished for killing Christ. Some of us will be annhilated for not accepting God.
It was fair because when the time came, we chose to carry out the deed in an unjust manner. Christ made the required offering in the Garden of Gethsemane without any sin by any human. Satan would have murdered Him without the help of the people. The people were there to ensure mercy and to appeal to the authorities they did not have to encourage the crime. The righteous people acted to make sure that His body was buried before the Sabbath and that it was not mutilated.
We also have choices. Nobody has to die. It will be a hard life but God promises that it will be worth it in the end. But we do not have to join forces with Satan. We have a glorious future that surpasses all the other created beings.

Revelation 12-16: A False Sanctuary For A False god.
Satan's Grand Design
Most Holy Place Antimatter The Beast From The Sea

Sun god

6 Boards Image To The Beast
6 Sitting
As God
Fellowship of The Spirits of Demons
6 Boards The Beast
Earth Matter Sea

I must also explain the controversy in the symbols of a false sanctuary that Satan is trying to build and incorporate that into the laws of particle physics. Only then will some of the images used in Revelation 13 begin to make more sense.
This is Satan's grand plan to be God. He mimics God by copying what he saw as a covering cherub. However, as his plans fall apart, he transfers authority to his two main supportors, the beast and its image. They also must undergo these phases of life and death. Revelation 12 is the story of the beast who receives authority from Satan. Revelation 13 is the story of the image to the beast who receives authority from Satan.
Now separate the journey of Satan from that of the beast and the image.

The Beast And Image (Mirror Image)
- Phase 7 (Destruction) and Phase 4 Pursuit


Evil Lamb

Phase 3
Law 1 - 4 (Image) Not Submissive Law 5 - 10
6 6
Pillar Babylon
Pillar Persia
Pillar Greece
Pillar Rome
LawlessPhase 5 Pursuit
False Prophet
Frog 1
Unclean Spirits

Vulture Frog 1
Pursuit Selfish
Pillar Assyria
Pillar Babylon
Pillar Persia
Pillar Greece
Pillar Rome
Frog 3
Law 1 - 4 (Beast) Dominant Law 5 - 10
Phase 2 (1260 Years) Papal Rome
This is the only biblical symbol that explains the relationship between the beast and its image. The image is the exact copy and alter ego of the beast. From the rules we know that this second personality appears sequentially in time in the final phase.
The sanctuary laws about the passage of time shows these judgment phases.

  1. Before The Last Beast (East). If we start ith the Assyrian empire, all the powers who captured Israel after the exodus until the Papacy lasted 1260 years (722 BC - 538 BC). After Israel built their sanctuary five nations were successful in tearing them apart, but Daniel only saw four as important. All these invadors are seen as those who breached the entrance to the house of God.
  2. Beast Rules (South). 1260 years of papal domination and persecution.
  3. The Unjust Reward (West). 150 years of atheism and evolution domination is the reward they stole from God who increased knowledge.
    » Dragon and 6-6-6 (Most Holy Place). There are 6 boards visible from the inside on the three walls.
    » The Lamb With 2 Horns (West Wall). The dragon realizes that it needs help. It is missing the two boards that assist the strong force. So it corrupts a Christian source who has it. The evil lamb now serves the same purpose as Christ. It is a strong force which holds the beast and its image together coming to power during the time when atheism began. It had two horns like a Lamb. These are the two hidden boards which actually provide the power of the strong force. So, unlike the 6-6-6 beast, it has all the boards of the west wall because it mirrored the Lamb. But it will eventually speak like the dragon. Sitting behind the dragon the pair are almost acting like a ventriloquist and its dummy.
  4. Image To The Beast Rules (North). Future domination of the image who will persecute like the beast. The rule should last a short time. If it reflects the pattern of the beast the time should also be related to 1260. It is probably 1260 days (3.5 years) for the image and possibly 3.5 days for the destruction.
    Since the west is not a mirror image of the east, we cannot be sure that the time is also related.
  5. The Waters Dry Up (Center). Persecution opens up a dry path for the righteous in the sixth plague which destroys the persecutors in the seventh plague.
    Dry Places. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. (Revelation 16: 12)
  6. The Just Reward (West). The righteous judgment sits and condemns them.
  7. Final Destruction (North). The final destruction of the wicked.

The Journey Of Adam [4000 BC]
Money Wealth. God created Adam and Eve and made them masters over the whole earth.
Covenant Covenant Established. God made a covenant with Adam, but Adam broke the covenant (Hosea 6: 6-7).

The Journey Of Noah [2694 BC]
Money Wealth. Noah preached for 120 years and nobody listened. He must have used his wealth to build the ark because he had no supporters. Twenty years after he began he started having sons who provided physical help.
Covenant Covenant Established. God made a covenant with Noah and his sons (Genesis 6: 18).

The Journey Of Jesus [31 AD]
This pattern that was fulfilled by Jesus is explained in depth in the lesson on the twelve tribes. Here we give a brief summary but add information that the journey of the faithful teaches us.
Money Wealth. He was the wealth and treasure that heaven sent to earth.
Map of Jerusalem
Golgotha, Grave, Fortress Antonia, Sanhedrin
Caiaphas' HouseGethsemane, Kidron

Covenant Covenant Kept. He came to Jerusalem to confirm the covenant made with Adam and Eve 4000 years before.
This same pattern could be presented as God leaving heaven to become a human and fulfill the oath He made to Eve and Abraham. The pattern appears during major phases of His life and when He fulfilled the covenant in the last week.
Lie A Lie. The unfaithful woman named Israel lied so that Christ could be killed.

The rules about the disassembly of the sanctuary in Numbers 10 and 4 are also superimposed on the rest of the narrative.
Sanctuary Holy Objects Prepared for Movement. Aaron and his sons prepared the holy objects for movement by the sons of Kohath (Numbers 4).

» Preparing the Disciples. Several times, the disciples were told what would happen. Jesus would be given over to the priests and rulers and for three days He would be tortured, killed and resurrected on the third day. Then, on the night of the Seder, they were told that they would all desert Him and one would betray Him.

Ark of the Covenant Ark of the Covenant. He is the High Priest Who was carried on the shoulders of a donkey and came to keep the covenant.

Compass Map of Jerusalem. The symbolic journey around the sanctuary followed His actual movements around the city of Jerusalem.

The Sufferings Of Christ [4 BC-31 AD]
The question may well be asked, how did Jesus suffer the penalty of the second death for us if He is still alive? How did He become the burnt offering if He was not burned up?

» The First Death Of Jesus Christ (Almost Dead)
Jesus suffered the first death when He had to take the form of weakened humanity to become the Lamb who was slain from the foundations of the earth.

  1. East (Praise and Exodus). Heaven was once a harmonious place until sin entered and one third of the angels left and sided with Satan.
  2. South (Affliction): . War broke out in heaven and God was under reproach.
  3. West (Blessings and Honor Denied): . The throne of God was in chaos as reproach was heaped upon God.
  4. North (The First Death): . Jesus volunteered to restore honor to God. He exchanged His glorious body for a much inferior one that was under the curse of death. This was His first death. A body was made from Him to become the Lamb who would replace the failed sacrificial system with better offerings.
    An Indestructible Lamb. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME; In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (In the scroll of the book it is written of Me) To do Your will, O God (Hebrews 10: 4-7)
  5. West (Blessings For The Earth). He grew in the waters of the womb and travelled through the birth canal to be born to Mary.
    Peace On Earth. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased." (Luke 2: 10-14)

» The Second Death Of Jesus Christ
On the cross, Christ suffered the second death, the wrath and curses for sin because He experienced complete separation from God. His ordeal at the crucifixion mirrored the events of the seven last plagues. In the lesson on Christ Suffers the Wrath, we show how christ suffered the cycle of plagues three times after the Seder and each time the events were worse.
In this pattern of the siege, it appears that He suffered this cycle of twelve events several times, and they too became increasingly worse.

  1. East (Praise and Exodus): The Pregnancy of Mary and The Birth of Christ. He suffered this cycle beginning with the hope and expectation, the praise and honor showered on Mary when Christ began His journey to earth and when He was implanted in her womb until the death of Herod and their return from Egypt.
    South (Affliction): The Birth and Flight (Age 0 to 11).
  2. South (Affliction): The Adolescence of Christ (Age 12 to 30). Christ visited the temple and impressed the people there with His knowledge. Then He went home and submitted to His family, just as He would later submit Himself to the cross.
    Harsh Lessons. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. (Hebrews 5: 8)
    He was not rebellious and disobedient so that He had to learn to obey by suffering the consequences of bad behavior. He had to learn to submit to a certain type of unfair treatment with the right attitude. He learned the type of submissive obedience it takes to conquer at the cross by accepting unjust suffering at the hands of those who could inflict the most emotional pain - His loved ones.

    » The Silent Years. The Bible leaves no record of what happened to Him, but we can guess that the treatment was so bad and dishonorable it could not be recorded. There was nothing good or redeeming to say. So nothing was said. It damaged His relationship with the other children of Mary and possibly Mary also.
    Broken Family. I have become estranged from my brothers and an alien to my mother's sons. (Psalm 69: 8)
    Unbelieving Family. Therefore His brothers said to Him, Leave here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples may also seek your works which you are doing.
    For not even His brothers were believing in Him.
    (John 7: 3,5)
    Knowing the miraculous beginning of the story, many of you would object to the notion that the family might not have lived in joyful anticipation of what was to occur. To which I say that you underestimate the power of years of extreme poverty, ridicule, rejection and isolation. After years of being called a prostitute and Jesus being called a bastard, it must have taken its toll on the family. The other children may have resented Him and their shame may have caused Mary to listen to them.
    Bastard. ... They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication. We have one father: God". (John 8: 41)
  3. West (Blessings and Honor Denied): The Young Priest (Age 30 to 33.5).
    Marriage The Wedding of Cana. He emerged from this affliction with a miracle at a wedding and began His public ministry. But the record says that even while crowds gathered around Him to hear Him speak and see His miracles, that His family still did not believe Him. They still called Him mad, even His mother appeared to go along with them. It was only His resurrection that made them repent and remorse made them play a subdued role afterwards. They could not share fond childhood memories because they had inflicted a great deal of pain.
  4. North (The Second Death And Total Wrath): The Final Week of Christ. The events we summarize here are explained in more detail in several lessons. The Final Three Days of Christ, Christ suffers the wrath of God, the Final Hours and the twelve tribes.
    Death could not hold Him because He was righteous. He stood in the everlasting burnings of the presence of God and was not burnt up (Isaiah 33: 14-17). God had found the Lamb that could not burn up and the righteous, kind, merciful and indestructible High Priest as our advocate who could remove our sins.
    Indestructible. And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become such not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life. For it is attested of Him, "You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
    Offered Once. who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
    (Hebrews 7: 15-17, 27)
    » Total Separation From God. Covered with our sins it seems that God the Father turned His back on Him - causing the separation that was the second death. Why? It could not be that our sins are so terrible He could not look at Him, because God already knows our sins and it was His will to send Jesus to take them away. Neither could it be the that sight was so horrible that He could not bear to look at Him. Never! This was when Jesus needed Him most. How could God turn His back as His beloved cried out in loneliness? Surely God is not so squeamish that He could not do what it takes to support His innocent Son? No!
    God had to turn His back because it was the terms of the curse. He agreed to abandon Him. Oh the grief! I heard my Son crying out for Me and I was forced to let go of Him if I want to save you.
  5. West (Blessing Restored): Future. His story will be complete when He comes to take His bride home.

Israel And The Two Witnesses Of Revelation 11 [31 AD-Second Coming]
Money Wealth. The temple, altar, worshippers and measuring reed.
Covenant Covenant Established. These actions by the Messiah and the church complete the terms of the covenant that began with Adam and Eve and was reconfirmed with Abraham and his descendants.
Temple Israel. Although, this shows how the Gentile church witnessed about the covenant, we will also demonstrate how the global church is represented by the twelve tribes as they experience this path.

The Journey Of The Earth [4000 BC-3000+ AD]
Money Wealth. The earth was created and a garden was planted, prompting the sons of God to sing for joy.
Covenant Covenant Established. God established several covenants with the earth. First, the earth would have regular seasons and planting cycles (Genesis 8: 22). Then it was guaranteed rest every seven years and fiftieth year (Leviticus 26: 34).
Feasts Feasts. We will also examine how the feasts are related to the experience of the earth.

Creation: The Mission Of Jesus.
Table Of Shewbread (This Is My Body)
-Lion ManWomanBirdLion FishSunMoon
Day 6Day 5Day 4
Sabbath CreationSW
SW Creation
SunsetDay 3Day 2Day 1
Menorah (I Am The Light)
As a model of particle physics the sanctuary sheds light on the creation of the days of the week.
Just as He created the male, then created the female out of him, God created three masculine days, then created three feminine days out of them. The days were filled with the products of the union of the two days.
The creation week follows this cycle. He created the foundations on the first three days and filled the foundations by creating objects out of them. Then He rested on the Sabbath.
For the first time we find movement from the south west to the north east. This is the natural, logical, perfect sequence. It is the repair required for the salvation of man that made this unnatural sequence of events. It is inside the sanctuary that this repair is possible. In here, God reverses the doom in a great act called Mercy.

Recreation: The Final Week Of Jesus.
Table Of Shewbread Eagle
Of Desolation
[Time Changed]
Lion ManWomanBirdLion FishSunMoon
DragonCross Bread Doe
SunsetDay 7
[Day 4]
Day 6
[Day 5]
Day 5
[Day 6]
Day 4
[Day 7]
Sabbath DeconstructSW
-SW (Day 5)-
SW (Day 6) Recreate
SunsetDay 3Day 2Day 1
Covenant ConfirmedTreeRainbowLight
Final Week. "And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate." (Daniel 9: 24-27)
This verse suports these symbols and shows how Jesus brought us rest from sin in the "middle of the week".

The Chronology Of The Plan Of Salvation
In numbers 10, the law of Moses gives us a guide to the exact order of the exodus and the arrangement of the tribes around the sanctuary. It gives a visual picture of the chronology of the eradication of evil. The prophecy was given in at least four stages over a period of 400 years, repeated in more detail.

Angel Ark of the Covenant
Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Sons of Levi Cloud Cloud Holy Objects Cloud Fire
Judah Sanctuary Taken Down Fabric and roof
Sanctuary building
Reuben Sanctuary Restored Kohath: Holy Objects
Joseph Dan
Arrow Left Led By God [1] Praise Sanctuary Destroyed [2] Affliction Restoration [3] Good [4] Evil
Like the seasons and months of the year, time is divided in four sets of three stages.
Hopefully, we begin the journey of life with the covenant to guide us and a High Priest before us.

  1. Knowledge of God [Tree of Knowledge of Good]. In the first period we learn about God.
  2. Godly Affliction [Faith Tested]. In the second period God allows us to be afflicted.
    » The Test. Our sanctuary is torn down and we become homeless wanderers. We are hated and arrested for our testimony about God. In this time we learn to develop faith and connect to God.
  3. Restoration [Tree of Life]. In the third period we are supposed to be refreshed and strengthened for battle by God after our reproach has been removed. In God's wisdom, we are to be refreshed from the tree of knowledge of life after we have been afflicted by Him, so that we can face the evil as sons of the right hand.
    » Restoration. Our sanctuary is restored and furnished with the holy objects. We have died to sin on the altar. We have been washed clean at the laver. We have eaten the Bread of Life and are in the company of the Light of the world. We can come boldly to see God face to face and the covenant is written in our hearts..
    » Diversion and Detour. But Satan raided, captured and kidnapped us and diverted us from the refreshing, taking us directly from affliction to his wrath so that we are in our weakest physical and mental state when we face him. This is what he did to Christ. This must have been what he did to Adam and Eve, introducing them to evil before they had been strengthened. So the only strength we have is spiritual. Only in God's strength can we live. This is why faith is the only thing that will save us.
  4. Wrath on the Wicked [Tree of Knowledge of Evil]. In the final stage we will face evil and conquer it. It was evil that was supposed to die. Death and hell were not prepared for humans, only for the devil and his angels. But the sin of Adam and Eve, gave Satan the legal right to kidnap us along the way and force us into slavery, wrath and death.
    » Back on the Path. So because of the diversion we conquer evil with our lives. We do not have the physical strength to survive the battle. We have to die for the faith. We have to die because of sin. This is why God resurrects the righteous and gives us a millennium of rest so that we can face evil after the refreshing.

So the steps that I have outlined are the paths to righteousness ordained by God. In the end, the entire world follows this path. But as individuals, we are each forced to follow the last two steps out of sequence. The righteous must also die because of sin.

» Zoroastrian Chronology.
Defeat Evil
Judgment Death Raised [1]
Plague Dan Asher Naphtali
(3) Evil Ahriman
Final War
Benjamin Up Time Judah (1) Quiet
Manasseh Issachar
Joseph Zebulun
Sanctuary Restored
North Kidnapped and Diverted (2) Good Ahuramazda [2]
Cross Kidron
Sanctuary Taken Down Sanctuary Destroyed
Gad Simeon Reuben
North [3] Lawful Path Raiders Hated Afflicted
This ancient Persian religion appears to have knowledge about the diverted path chronology. For Zoroaster time consisted of twelve millennium, divided into four sets of three. Creation is quiet in the first set, then Ahuramazda (God) rules, followed by the rule of the evil Ahriman in the third phase and then in the fourth set both struggle for dominion and the forces of good win.
The Zoroastrian version is actually the sequence of events in the final struggle of the Messiah. This might indicate that the prophecies they had were specific to the Messiah and explains why the Persian Magi came to find the baby Jesus. We believe that they learned the details about the Messiah from Balaam and Moses (1500 BC) and Daniel (590 BC), because their eschatology seems to be limited to a subset of the Jewish story when they crossed paths with the Jews during the exodus and again after the Persian captivity.

War The Battle Of Armageddon
We can use these types to understand the issues in the Battle of Armageddon.

  1. Naphtali (Mighty Wrestlings). The meaning comes from the name of Naphtali.
    ... with mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have indeed prevailed". (Genesis 30: 8)
    This is the final battle in a long war. The battle begins in our death phase until we prevail in the resurrection.
    Our Opponents. "we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness in high places ..." Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
  2. Vengeance for the Covenant.
  3. Resurrection. The battle occurs in the resurrection or revival.
  4. Mount Zion. First, we go up to the mountain to meet God and receive strength.
  5. A War With the House of Satan. We will completely destroy the house of Satan.
  6. Two Phases. This battle is an interrupted battle that is fought in two phases. In the first phase the righteous are attacked and appear to be defeated, but are rescued by God. In the second phase the wicked are utterly destroyed.
  7. God Fights For Us. It is an unusual battle. We are silent spectators while God fights.
    The angel of God who was going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. (Exodus 14: 19-20)
  8. The Mark of the Beast. The events leading up to the battle seem to follow the pattern of the northern tribes.
  9. The Experience of the Righteous. The events can be gathered from the response of the patriarchs and prophets.
  10. The Experience of the Wicked. They will persecute the righteous.
  11. Mutiny. All the alliances, schemes, intrigues and machinations will be turned on the wicked and they will destroy themselves.

The South West Diversion
This diversion is a part of the events leading up to the Battle of Armageddon. Hopefully, if I have explained the phenomenon correctly you will see this phenomenon as a designed phase in the Plan of Salvation. It is a designed short cut or "worm hole" in the universe. It is like a hidden tunnel running underneath the sanctuary where God has a secret hiding place if His sanctuary is captured by the enemy.
» Parting and Crossing The Waters
It took the story of Joshua and Moses leading the people to the Promised Land and God's revelation to us about the science of modern chemistry in the sanctuary to correctly understand what this diversion really means. This diversion represents the opening up and parting of the air and seas to deliver the people to the banks of the Promised Land.
In chemistry the "P" block is the Most Holy Place. Here, it is clearly seen as a diagonal line dividing the "P" Block which is mostly liquid and gas. The line is a path between the gases, liquids and solids.

Israel: The Chosen People Of God
Benjamin: The Last Church
It is worth looking at the awesome symbolism of Benjamin. He is the last son who was born of the beloved wife who died in childbirth after His father's name was changed to Israel and after He survived a great persecution. The story is recorded in Genesis 35. He redeemed his brother Simeon from prison. Benjamin represents the final church during and after the persecution. Out of this church one nation of Israel is born. The church was symbolized in these ways.

Esau Wrestles God Israel Resurrection Peace Succoth No Idols Great TerrorBenoi Rachel DiedBenjamin Meets
Separate Groups New NameOne Church Sorrow Triumph
As a type or example of Christ, Joseph and the seed within him (Ephraim and Manasseh), were besieged and betrayed by his ten older brothers who sold him into slavery. Benjamin, the last son, did not participate in this betrayal and so he represents the last phase of the church whose members will not betray Christ and will not be guilty of violence. It is also another reason why all the sons on the west were not portrayed negatively. None of them was responsible for the betrayal. In fact, the west represented a way of escape.
After He received the new name of Israel, God told him to be fruitful and multiply. He already had eleven sons. Only Benjamin was born after this command.
Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him. God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." Thus He called him Israel. God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come forth from you. "The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and I will give the land to your descendants after you." (Genesis 35: 9-12)

Israel: The Jews And The Gentile Christians
The relationship between these two nations is foretold in the blessings of Jacob. The first born son normally gets the better blessing, but here we find that this blessing is given to another son. The blessings show that the favor usually given to the first born will be taken away and given to the other son as they struggled for the spiritual birthright. It is also the picture of Jacob and Esau. Esau carelessly gave away his birthright to satisfy his passions.
"Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it. (Matthew 21: 43)

The Heirs Of Salvation
God uses many symbols to represent the phases of His relationship with the heirs of salvation and to show the complex nature of the Church, Israel and the Gentiles and His efforts to save them. The covenant was essentially a marriage document. We promised to join with God in faithfulness. Yet we constantly committed adultery.
In this lesson we see a picture of an unfaithful wife, an unloved wife and her children. When sin began, the young wife was unloved, forsaken and barren of righteous children. As the plan transitions to the covenant with Israel, we see a picture of an unloved wife who is fruitful. After Christ, the once hated wife is beloved and becomes fruitful in her old age.

The Rest Of The Faithful [1432-1096 BC]
The life of the faithful pointed forward to Christ. Some exhibited the entire pattern while others showed only one. Hebrews lists many others who were faithful, but we will only discuss a few controversial examples from the period of the Judges.

Samson [1098 BC]. After 40 years in the hands of the Philistines God sent a deliverer named Samson who was famous for his great strength. It is extremely difficult to see how his life represented the faithful. He was a foolish womanizer who loved to visit prostitutes. Yet, his life not only represented the faithful, it represented the Messiah. How??
Jesus13 Years 20 Years The Seven Day Feast
SamsonChildhood Judged Israel Lion Carried Door Hair Cut Off Grinding Bee Collapsed House

Tribe of Dan. Samson was from the tribe of Dan and that gives us our first clue about why he represented the Messiah. From the lesson on the twelve tribes we know that this phase of His seven day ordeal represents Jesus as the sinner or serpent on the cross who was being judged by God. Samson represents this failed Messiah who was condemned in the judgment as He carried our sins. But when He died He brought down the whole house of Satan.
Nazarite Vow. Jesus appeared to take this vow at the last supper. He would no longer drink wine until we meet again in heaven. So, all of Samson's life was a symbol of what happened to Christ after He finished the Passover meal.

The story of Samson is told as his encounter with three different women. In these encounters, he tells the story of how God is driven by love to deal with an unfaithful planet and its treacherous people.

Barak And Deborah [1264 BC]. Jadin, king of Canaan and Sisera the commander of his army with its 900 iron chariots were terrorizing Israel. But the men were afraid and would not go to war unless Deborah, the prophetess accompanied them. So credit was given to two women for the victory at Megiddo. Deborah led them into war and Jael killed Sisera with a spikes of the tent through his head.
Women of Honor. She said, I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the honor will not be yours on the journey that you are about to take, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hands of a woman. Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh. (Judges 4: 9)
» Men from Zebulun and Naphtali ("Disciples"). Jesus was from Nazereth, Capernaum and Galilee, the region of Zebulun and Naphtali (Judges 4: 6 and Isaiah 9: 1-2).
» Honor to a Woman. Honor was given to one who submits, a woman.

War Deborah and the Battle at Megiddo. Ten thousand men from the tribe of Naphtali and Zebulun went to Kedesh at Mt. Tabor (the location of the plains of Megiddo) to battle Sisera and Jabin.
Heaven Fights. The stars fought from heaven, from their courses they fought against Sisera. (Judges 5: 20)

Female Prophets. Joel says that in the last days the Spirit will be poured out on women. This is not a change in God's policy. The male hierarchy and male priesthood was aimed at one specific male, it was not meant to teach that women could not serve God. It was a prophecy that the promised Redeemer and High Priest would be a male, from the line of Judah, from the house of Israel. This is why gender neutral scriptures are so damaging to the word. They obscure Messianic prophecies and may also obscure prophecies that are related to the role of women in the last days.

Ruth And Boaz [1200 BC]
The Jews believe that this is a Messianic prophecy.

Gideon [1217 BC]. The Midianites were now the enemies of Israel. So God took a champion from the house of Manesseh. Manesseh is a symbol of reconcilation, because his name means that God will help me to forget past wrongs so that I can reconcile with my family. But before reconciliation with God can occur, God must destroy the forces of idolatry that are imprisoning Israel in the tomb.
Israel was now living symbolically on the north side of the sanctuary. There was famine, death and wrath from their enemies, as they lived in caves and dens in the mountains (Judges 6: 1-2). They were given in the hands of the Midianites for seven years, representing the seven days of Christ's final week.
This story is a fascinating look at the dialogue that occurred between heaven, Christ and Satan.

Jephthah [1129 BC]. The sons of Ammon were now the enemies of Israel.

The Sign Of Jonah (The Last Three Days) [794-772 BC]
Let us look at another story that was a prophecy of the final three days to see if we can gain additional information.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. (Matthew 12: 38-41)
Event Symbol Son VerseJonah Christ
Called to Work LionLion Judah 1: 1-2God called him to save Nineveh God called Him to save the world
DonkeyDonkey, wages Issachar 1: 3Jonah paid the fare to run away and avoid the burden He decided to pay the wages of sin and take up His burden
ShipShip Zebulun 1 : 3Jonah ran away on a ship He chose fishermen to help Him
Raging Sea WaveWater Reuben 1: 4-5Jonah slept during the storm Disciples slept during His agony
SwordScattered Simeon 1: 5The sailors became afraid and scattered the cargo on the sea The disciples were scattered and ran away from fear
RaiderRaider Gad 1: 7,15The men threw him overboard after casting lots The soldiers arrested Him and cast lots for His clothes
Eaten by the Enemy SerpentSea Monster Dan 1: 17Swallowed alive by a sea monster Judged as the serpent for our sins and swallowed by his enemies
2: 5Weeds around his head A crown of thorns on His head
BreadFat Bread Asher 2: 2Alive in "the depths of sheol" Christ buried in sheol, no decay
DoeSet Free Naphtali 2: 10
3: 4
Vomited on dry land.
Destruction in 40 days
Christ vomited out of the earth.
Seen alive for 40 days
Save People BullFruit
Ephraim 3: 5-7All the people were saved All can be saved
Joseph 4: 6God made a tree grow quickly Creates a new earth
ForgivenForget Manasseh 3: 10God forgot His anger when they repented God will forget our sins
WolfRavenous Wolf Benjamin 4Jonah wanted them destroyed Christ will destroy the wicked
Most people understood only the fact that this reference to Jonah was that the length of His suffering would be three days. But this additional information shows us much more. The people were the raging sea that would not stop until Jesus was thrown overboard so that one man would die to save Israel.
So they picked up Jonah, threw him into the sea, and the sea stopped its raging. And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1: 15, 17)

The prayer of Jonah was the prayer of Christ after His arrest. He was swallowed up by the raging forces of evil.
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the stomach of the fish, and he said, I called out of my distress to the LORD, and He answered me I cried for help from the depth of Sheol; You heard my voice. For You had cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the current engulfed me all Your breakers and billows passed over me. So I said, I have been expelled from Your sight, nevertheless I will look again toward Your holy temple. Water encompassed me to the point of death the great deep engulfed me, weeds were wrapped around my head. I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, but You have brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God. While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple. (Jonah 2: 1-7)

The Deeds Of The Faithful
The Acts of the Faithful. who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. (Hebrews 11: 33-34)
Act of Faith Person Event Christ Triumphant Christ Crucified
Bull Conquered Kingdoms Moses Egypt, Moab, Amorite He defeated Satan, the principalities and powers in heaven and all the nations of the earth and Babylon the Great He was killed by Rome and Israel. He was conquered by Satan and the principalities and powers
Joshua Jericho, Amorite, Hivite, Perizzite, Canaan, Hittite, Girgashite, Jebusite
Donkey Performed Acts of Righteousness David Spared the life of his enemy SaulHe submitted and died to save sinners and will feed them with eternal lifeHe was treated as the worst sinner when He became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5: 21)
Elisha Fed the enemy
Joseph He submitted
Bread Obtained Promises Abraham Believed the promisesIn His "old age" at the end of time, He will see the promises fulfilled. He is fruitful, inherits the Promised Land, saves the prostituteHe did not see the promises fulfilled except that He would not decay in death. He was exiled from the promised land without a wife or children. Israel had rejected him
Sarah Gave birth at 90
Rahab Helped the spies
Samuel None of his words failed
Lion Shut the Mouths of Lions Daniel Survived a night in the lion's denIn the grave, Christ was in the lion's den for a night. He will kill Satan who is the roaring lionHe was surrounded by lions, evil doers who mocked, cursed and spit at Him (Psalm 22: 12-13)
David, Samson Killed a lion
Serpent Quenched the Power of Fire Elijah Controlled fireHe has the control over the power of fire because He has the keys of death and hell. He saves the righteous from burning upHe became the burnt offering. He could not quench the fiery darts, the criticisms and stinging words but endured them until He was emotionally reduced to ashes
Shadrach, Meshech, Abednego Survived the fiery furnace
Sword Escaped the Edge of the Sword David He killed the giant who had a swordHe conquers the world with the sword in His mouthHe was pierced with a sword by a soldier (John 19: 34)
Esther Stopped Haman's plot to kill the Persian Jews
Sea From Weakness Were Made Strong Jacob Wrestled with God when he was crippledChrist gave up divinity to put on humanity so that He could die and destroy Satan. He is now the King of kings He became weak after the beatings and loss of blood and stumbled with the cross and had to be helped. He had no strength (Mark 15:21)
Samson Destroyed the house of Dagon
Gideon Destroyed the house of Baal
Raider Became Mighty in War David Defeated Goliath with a rockComes with an army to destroy Satan and the wicked with hail stonesHe submitted to death and was broken and shattered
Joshua Stopped the sun
Raider Put Foreign Armies to Flight Moses Egypt, MoabHe will defeat the armies gathered for the battle of Armageddon. They will run to hide under the rocksHe was captured by the Roman army after He surrendered willingly and peacefully (John 18: 3)
Barak Canaan
Jephthah Ammon
Gideon 300 men defeated Midian

On the cross Christ did not experience the triumphs of faith. He appeared to be a failure. But because He endured, He actually became one of the faithful.
He was the Lion of Judah who opened His mouth to praise God, walked into the fiery trials to be the burnt offering at the mercy of the fire breathing dragon, was pierced by a sword, made us strong by submitting in weakness, remained righteous so that He could obtain the promise to save us and so conquered the kingdom of Satan in the great war that He won on Calvary.

The Endurance of the Faithful. Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground. And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised. because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect. (Hebrews 11: 35-40)
» The Endurance of Christ. Mary received Jesus back from the dead by resurrection. He was tortured, not accepting release so that He might obtain a better resurrection - the resurrection of all the righteous. He was mocked, beaten, tied up and arrested. Insults and spit were hurled at Him like stones, He was split by nails and torn apart as the offering. He was tempted by Satan and pierced with a sword at His death. He went about as the sheep offering and the goat offering. He was a homeless vagrant, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated, wandering around in deserts, mountains, caves and buried in a hole in the ground. He had nothing when He died. He did not receive the promise because Israel rejected Him, but in the end He will be made perfect by the final generation when the Jews and Gentiles are united and the efforts of our forefathers of Faith are rewarded.
» A Better Resurrection. How can one receive a "better resurrection"? Do we receive a bigger mansion, more fame and glory or more incentives for being tortured? No. A better resurrection for Christ meant that He was able to destroy the house of Satan and free more people who were trapped in death. He destroyed death forever.
All these stories have one thing in common. In seven days they destroyed the house of Satan, emerging victorious at the resurrection. Belief in the resurrection is the ultimate sign of faith because it is the last major promise to be fulfilled in the old body.
» The Example of the Faithful (Living Our Righteousness by Faith). We must look at the life of the faithful to understand and solve every problem we face today. This is how I have survived the amazing testing that I have endured. With this I have been able to resolve contradictions and recognize the bad advice of others until I understood that the righteous do undergo unjust suffering and the only purpose is for you to know God by understanding how He feels.
For whatever was written in earlier time was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15: 4)

In the Image of His Son. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose. For whom the Lord did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Romans 8: 28-29)
Remarkably, looking into the future to see who would choose Him no matter what, God has determined that those who choose to love Him will follow the same pattern of testing as His Son.
So God does not use His sovereignty to arbitrarily condemn some to death and some to eternal life. He predestined a certain set of experiences in a particular order for those who want to follow Him. This is all for the purpose of having friends with similar experiences who will understand the sorrows of God. No unfallen being can articulate the emotional trauma of betrayal and abandonment and utter loneliness. Neither can they understand what it means to fight for a love that they will cling to no matter what.
For those who lived before Christ, their lives became a prophecy about His life. And God was able to make laws and choose names based on the future that He was trying to capture in the past. The twelve sons of Israel were given particular names and blessings. The twelve tribes were camped around the sanctuary in a particular order and the lives of the faithful captured these events all for the purpose of prophesying about a future Christ.
For those who lived after Christ, their lives are a testimony about His life and about the privilege of sharing and understanding the sorrows of Christ.
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. For I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. (Romans 8: 16-19)

Because They Endured
Sometimes in the struggle with God it seems like God is trying His best to make you hate Him or to tell you to go away. The truth is that God is searching for a friend who will never leave Him.

Repeat Repetition and Enlargement
The patriarchs experienced all twelve points of this journey, but the others experienced some phases.
Event Symbol SonHebrews 11 Patriarchs Abraham Exodus

Called to Work
LionLion. Praise God Judah Shut lion's mouthDavid Decided to follow YHWH
DonkeyDonkey, wages, Go forth Issachar Wander in desertsBalaam Left Ur (Babylon) Left Egypt
ShipShip, Tents, Gifts Zebulun Destitute, homelessAbel Lives in tents as exiles

Raging Sea
WaveWater ReubenAfflictedNoah Famine in Egypt Red Sea
SwordScattered SimeonEscaped swordDavid Separated from Lot Separated from Egypt
RaiderRaider GadArmies flee. Mighty in war.
Conquered kingdoms
Mocked, beaten, chained, prison
Gideon, Barak, Deborah Rescued Lot Pharaoh pursued, drowned
The record of the faithful was their ability to survive this next phase of their trials. (Hebrews 11: 35-40)

Eaten by the Enemy
SerpentSea Monster DanBurnt, stoned, cut in two, tortured, killed by sword.
Wore sheep skin and goat skin
Samson, Esau, PerezCircumcision. Sodom destroyed Serpent on a stick. Disobedience
BreadFat Bread AsherIn prison.
Jonah, DanielKill Isaac Manna in the wilderness
DoeSet Free NaphtaliDead raisedElijah, Zerah, Enoch Isaac spared Crossed over to Jericho after 40 years

Saved People
EphraimDid not receive these promises of a better countryJoshuaIsaac inherits the Covenant Blessings seen by faith As numerous as the stars
Joseph -
ForgivenForget ManassehJephtah Forget the burdens of Egypt
WolfRavenous Wolf Benjamin- Take the land of Caanan. Distribute the inheritance

Study to show yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2: 15 Time: 500 minutes
Print: 88 pages
Copyright   First Created : 21 November 2008. Updated: January 2010
Credits: Praise the Holy Spirit for revealing all these things to me after asking me to continue to "Tell the story" in November 2008.
Only some of the information in "The Journey to Mt. Moriah" was taught to me by a pastor. Almost everything here is original. Old knowledge like Jonah has been greatly expanded and explained as a pattern in a series of events. So no permission is given to take this information for profit or use it without credit.
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (November 2008)