Today there is a portal of spiritual momentum that has opened up worldwide as it is Halloween tonight. I want to sow into this portal with a cleansing message of light, life and power in the Spirit of Life!
During the 2nd Century B.C in a small geographical area known today as modern Israel a Jewish clan known as the Maccabees rose up in revolt against their Greek masters. What began as a series of small skirmishes and disputes between the Maccabee household and some Greek soldiers escalated into a national conflict that caused the Jews to be at war with the Greeks. Through a bloody uprising and revolt the Maccabees were victorious in driving out the forces of Antiochus IV of Greece from their homeland. During the conflict the Greeks had taken possession of the sacred and holy temple of the Jews in Jerusalem and had desecrated and spoiled much of what was inside. The Maccabees discovered that almost all of the ritual olive oil had been profaned. They found only a single container that was still sealed by the High Priest, with enough oil to keep the menorah lamp stand in the Temple lit for a single day. They used this, yet it burned for eight days (the time it took to have new oil pressed and made ready). Like the oil in the temple like the Maccabees had been sealed, set apart and preserved for victory…but the question that is on my mind and may be on yours is:
What power behind the oil caused the menorah to continue to burn?
Let’s take a look at the Hebraic scriptures of the Old Testament and look at part of Zechariah’s vision of the golden lampstands to get a visual.
Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.”
Now the lampstand in this experience probably looked slightly different than the menorah used by the Maccabees but the concept is generally pointing in the same direction. The time of Zechariah was around 520 B.C while the time of the Maccabees was around 312 B.C. Zechariah was seeing the 7 lamps representing the Spirits of God while the Maccabees not only saw the 7 Spirits of God but also felt that man and the aura of the Creator should be including in their lampstand making it a total of 9 lamps (my personal interpretation as to why there is 9 lamps on the menorah).
“Whoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of… Thor”.
If you grew up reading Marvel comics you will recognize this quote immediately. Thor’s father the King of Asegard banishes his son Thor from Asegard and strips away Thor’s supernaturals powers for mis-representing the kingdom on account of arrogance and pride. However throughout the story through Thor’s journeyings and travels away from his beloved home he finds his way back to noble characteristics such as humility and honour. But Thor only finds these characteristics through submitting to his tests and trials of being put on the earth without his powers amongst humans. Sometimes before we can ascend to the heights of the heavenly training ground we must first be found worthy of being able to handle the earthly training grounds…we must be good stewards of the land we live in!
“I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?”
My life has taken a busy turn. Besides having a full time job as a business representative for Telus I train most evenings at the gym for health purposes, staying in shape but also for shaping my body into dancing and modelling form! I train for a local dance company and also a local modelling company here in Kelowna and while dancing and modelling on the runway is fun it is also a challenge! I am responsible not just to believe in my spirit that I can reach the goals I set for myself but I also have to follow through with committing my body to the painful yet rewarding process of working out. It is the same for us in life. In order for us to reach the benefits and enjoyable things that we are given by God we must first pass our tests. When we emerge triumphant through our trials we rise up brighter and radiate the illumination from which we draw our strength…the aura of our humanity. The other day I was at work and a gentleman came into make a simple purchase. As I was taking his payment I had to comment and said to him “I mean this in the non creepiest way possible but I have to say your cologne smells amazing!” He smiled and replied “Yes this is the good stuff…back from home in Egypt.”
What is my point?
My point is that we should be exuding a fragrance from another dimension, from a different home that is foreign to the aroma of this earth. We can only find this fragrance by first taking care of our own personal aura here on earth before we can understand what our heavenly aura is.
“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.”– Muhammad Ali
Waiting In the Ark
Ultimately in life every human being must find a resting place in between the busyness of life or else we will experience burn out…Jesus who was one of the most famous people of his time and in history ever to walk the earth had to withdraw to quiet places to be alone and commune in prayer with God. One who like Jesus who was much younger was a boy named Samuel…he found his place of communion at an early age…with the ark of the covenant where the angelic overshadowing and the heavenly aura was.
1 Samuel 3:3-4
“The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down jin the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!”
Look at life and look up to God and say “Here I am” and you will be used for amazing purposes. You will burn farther and longer than what is humanly possible like the oil did in the days of the Maccabees and you will carry a hammer of breakthrough and might like Thor did that can only be wielded through terraforming the earth through humility and honour.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are younot to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
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